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    Sale 5336

    Chinese Art

    7 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 225

    TWO JADE FISH FORMED PENDANTS, SHANG/WESTERN ZHOU (1600-771BC)

    Price Realised  

    TWO JADE FISH FORMED PENDANTS, SHANG/WESTERN ZHOU (1600-771BC)
    the first of a deep green jade with heavy alterations, of flattened form with incised fin and eye detailing and paw like fore-legs, a suspension hole to mouth area and traces of cinnabar to surface; a pale celadon jade dragon-fish, of curved semi-circular form with incised eye, mouth and front paw detailing, a suspension hole to the mouth area; two pale celadon fish pendants both with ivory-white alterations, re-carved from damaged bracelet sections with raised lower fins, and further incised detailing, variously with two and three suspension holes to either end of pendant; two long completely altered fish with similar incised detailing, the suspension holes to the rear of the creatures heads; and a yellowish-green jade fish with heavy ivory white changes -- The first 3 3/16in. (8cm.) wide. (7)


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    Provenance

    Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection


    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no.s A58, A60, A62, A63, A56, A61, p. 51-53.