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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 307

    A RARE PAIR OF SMALL WHITE JADE SLIT-DISC EARRINGS, JUE

    EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 7TH CENTURY BC

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    A RARE PAIR OF SMALL WHITE JADE SLIT-DISC EARRINGS, JUE
    EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 7TH CENTURY BC
    Each thick disc slit from one edge, finely incised on one side with interlaced double-line scrolls and on the outer edge with double-line S-shaped scrolls, the reverse plain, the semi-translucent stone of white color with an area of pale russet color on one earring
    1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm.) diam. (2)


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    Compare the single slit disc carved with similar decoration illustrated by A. Salmony, Carved Jade of Ancient China, Berkeley, 1938, pl. LXI (3).

    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1966 or earlier.