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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 22

    THREE JADE PENDANTS, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC)

    Price Realised  

    THREE JADE PENDANTS, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC)
    a pale celadon jade fragment of bracelet in the form of a flanged disc, the stone with alteration and with remains of cinnabar to surface, shaped to the outer edges, two drills holes to either end of disc; a completely altered jade blade pendant, of buff tone, the body of long slightly tapered rectangular form with raised embellishments to the long sides, wide drill hole to the upper edge; a deep celadon jade axe-head formed pendant with flanges to the slender edges, the blade edge with slight outward flare; and a green hardstone section of a disc, possibly serpentine, drills holes to either end -- the first, 4½in. (11.5cm.) wide. (4)


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    Provenance

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