18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
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).
J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1966 or earlier.
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