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    Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman Part II

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1594

    A SMALL PALE CELADON JADE DISC, HUAN

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SMALL PALE CELADON JADE DISC, HUAN
    EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (770-256 BC)

    The circular disc of slightly convex cross-section, carved on either side in relief with a register of raised 'comma'-scrolls between thin single-line borders, the semi-translucent stone of an even yellowish pale celadon tone
    2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diam.


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    Compare a very similar narrow huan with the same arrangement of the 'comma' spirals from the G.L. Winthrope Collection, now in the Fogg Art Museum illustrated by M. Loehr, Ancient Chinese Jades, Cambridge, 1975, p.236, no. 351, the looser non-interlocking scroll design seemingly a late development in the evolution of this pattern.

    Provenance

    Sotheby's New York, 4 June 1986, lot 344


    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no. 18


    Exhibited

    Christie's New York, 13-26 March 2001
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003-December 2004