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    Sale 2388

    Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman Part II

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1588

    A RARE WHITE JADE PENDANT

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE WHITE JADE PENDANT
    LATE SONG EARLY MING DYNASTY, 13/15TH CENTURY

    The openwork pendant carved and pierced as three dragon-like serpents, their coiling bodies intertwining to form a symmetrical geometric trefoil, their feline heads resting on the borders, the stone of an exceptionally even white tone
    1 7/8 in. (4.5 cm.) wide


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    A very similar pendant but with four entwined snakes is in the Seattle Art Museum, illustrated by J. Watt, Chinese Jades from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Washington, 1989, p. 69, no. 45, where the author describes the motif as an anchaistic revival from the Warring States period. Compare also another similar slight variation on the form on an example exhibited by Bluett & Sons, Chinese Jades from the Mu-Fei Collection London, 1990, Catalogue no. 59.

    Two similar pendants from the A.S Reynolds Collection, one ivory, the other jade were included in the Oriental Ceramics Society and Bristish Museum exhibition, Chinese Jades from the Shang to the Qing, London, 1984, nos. 237 and 238.

    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no. 34


    Exhibited

    Christie's New York, 13-26 March 2001 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003-December 2004