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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1


    Price Realised  


    an altered olive green jade abstract animal pendant, with feint incised scrolling detailing to one side, drill holes to both short edges; a celadon jade pupa pendant with slight alteration to stone, remains of cinnabar to one side, tapering to both edges and modelled into segments with incised scrolling motifs to their centre, drill hole to one end; an altered buff toned oval blade, the flattened form bevelled to the centre, drill hole to one end; a brownish green jade miniature axe head for applique, the stone altered to one side, a large aperture to the body to one corner, four tiny drill holes to each edge, fitted box; an altered jade miniature blade formed pendant, of opaque beige tone, with semi-circular blade and tapering body with four teeth on each side, drill hole to slender edge; a deep green jade axe-head pendant with alteration to stone, the flattened blade slightly tapered with flanges to the edges and a large central circular aperture, fitted box -- the first, 3 7/8in. (9.8cm.) wide. (6)

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    First and Second: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Third: Acquired prior to 1966; Fourth to Sixth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Lots 1 - 22 inclusive


    Sixth: Paul Singer, Early Chinese Miniatures, China Institute of America, New York, 1977, p. 21, no. 18, illustrated.


    Sixth: Early Chinese Miniatures, China House Gallery, China Institute of America, New York, March 16 - May 29, 1977.