• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 41

    TWO MOTTLED GREEN AND GREY JADE DISCS, SHANG DYNASTY (12TH CENTURY BC), AND FOUR JADE SEAL BLANKS

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO MOTTLED GREEN AND GREY JADE DISCS, SHANG DYNASTY (12TH CENTURY BC), AND FOUR JADE SEAL BLANKS
    comprising of a cream and dark green bi-type disc with wide centre opening; a grey jade with dark clouds carved as a flat circular disc, narrow with large centre opening, drill hole through the upper level; a creamy white jade quadrangular seal or weight; a similar smaller seal of a creamy white jade; a mottled yellowy, green and brown quadrangular jade seal; and a red-brown stone with areas of cream of similar seal form -- The First, 3 7/8in. (9.8cm.) wide. (6)


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    Provenance

    First and Second: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Third: J.T Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966; Fourth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 15th May 1963; Fifth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, before 1966; Sixth: Acquired prior to 1978.