• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 3

    FIVE EARLY PALE GREENISH-GREY JADE CARVINGS, SHANG/ZHOU DYNASTY AND LATER

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    FIVE EARLY PALE GREENISH-GREY JADE CARVINGS, SHANG/ZHOU DYNASTY AND LATER
    comprising a light green jade guei pendant in profile, Zhou Dynasty (1100-221BC); a celadon jade pendant of a buffalo head, of convex form, Zhou Dynasty (1100-221BC); a translucent russet jade openwork plaque, carved in the form of two stylised birds, decorated in low relief to one side with fine hatching and comma spirals, Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-221BC); a celadon jade trapezoidal plaque with carved taotie mask, Neolithic; a light green jade coiled dragons plaque, decorated in low relief with comma spirals; and a Han-style mottle beige human form bead -- The first, 3 3/8in. (8.7cm.) high. (6)


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    Provenance

    First and Second: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Third: C.T. Loo, New York; Frank Caro, New York, 27th August 1964; Fourth and Fifth: Acquired prior to 1978; Sixth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.


    Literature

    Third: Kojiro Tomito, 4000 Years of Chinese Art, Exhibition Catalogue, Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, Octonober-November 1958, no. 81.


    Exhibited

    First and Fourth: Columbia University, New York, February 1965.