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    Sale 12171

    Dongxi Studio- Important Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings from a Distinguished Private Collection

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 903

    A PAIR OF JADE SLIT-RINGS, JUE

    LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD-WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD CENTURY BC

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    A PAIR OF JADE SLIT-RINGS, JUE
    LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD-WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD CENTURY BC
    Each very thin ring narrows at the pierced ends which are drilled from one side. The semi-translucent, white stone is imbued with areas of green staining caused by bronze corrosion.
    1 ¾ in. (4.5 cm.) wide, box


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    Similar jade slit rings (jue) of various sizes, excavated from tombs in Yunnan province, are illustrated in The Complete Collection of Jades Unearthed in China, vol. 12, Beijing, 2005, pp. 23, 36, 58 and 59.

    Provenance

    B. K. Wong, Hong Kong, 2 May 1996.