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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 17

    TWO SMALL ALTERED GE AND THREE ALTERED GE-FORM PENDANTS, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC)

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    TWO SMALL ALTERED GE AND THREE ALTERED GE-FORM PENDANTS, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC)
    an altered jade blade, of altered beige tone, with pointed tip, a circular aperture to the centre of the blade and narrowing slightly to the tang; an altered jade pointed blade, of deep cream tone, the wide form with bevelled edge, narrowing to the tang, small aperture to centre of blade near the tang, fitted zitan box and cover; one altered jade pendant of cream tone with blue-grey clouds; a cream toned altered jade blade pendant with cinnabar residue, the broad sides with bevelled edges, drill holes to one end with a narrowing at the tang; and a greyish celadon jade blade pendant of similar form -- the first, 3½in. (8.9cm.) high. (5)


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    Provenance

    First: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Second: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Third: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Fourth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963; Fifth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.