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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 305

    A RARE PAIR OF SMALL WHITE JADE FLANGED CYLINDRICAL BEADS

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD CENTURY BC

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    A RARE PAIR OF SMALL WHITE JADE FLANGED CYLINDRICAL BEADS
    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD CENTURY BC
    Each cylindrical bead incised with double rows of spiralled scrolls and rope-twist borders between the three triangular flanges carved in the round as recumbent animals, the translucent white stone highly polished and with a few small areas of brown color
    13/16 in. (2 cm.) across (2)


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    These very rare, finely carved and polished beads of unusual form are similar to one excavated in 1997 from Western Han tomb No. 2, Xie village, Yizheng, Jiangzu province, illustrated in Han Guangling Guo Yuqi, Beijing, 2003, p. 110, no. 86.

    Provenance

    Chang Nai-chi Collection.
    C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
    Frank Caro, New York, 1961.


    Exhibited

    Archaic Chinese Jades, The University Museum, Philadelphia, February 1940, pl. XIV, nos. 257 and 259.