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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 5

    ELEVEN SMALL JADE PENDANTS

    Price Realised  

    ELEVEN SMALL JADE PENDANTS
    each probably a recarved fragment of a larger and possibly earlier piece, comprising a similar pair of ornaments in the form of a parrot head, both altered to opaque dark cream; a partially altered grey jade plectrum, with pierced decoration; a light green jade bird pendant with scimitar tail; an altered opaque beige jade plectrum ornament; a small foliated bird ornament, completely altered to opaque cream; a translucent grey celadon and russet jade plectrum; a similar pair of ovoid flat plectrums, each altered to cream white; a translucent green and russet jade plectrum, with pierced decoration; and a mottled pale green jade bird pendant -- the first, 1 7/8in. (4.8cm.) wide. (11)


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    Provenance

    First to Third: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963; Fourth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Fifth and Sixth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963; Seventh: Chang Nang-chi Collection. C.T. Loo & Co., New York. Frank Caro, New York, 1961; Eighth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963; Ninth: Acquired prior to 1966; Tenth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963; Eleventh: Acquired prior to 1966.