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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 269

    AN UNUSUAL CLOUDY GREY OPAQUE JADE FLANGED BRACELET

    SHANG DYNASTY, POSSIBLY SANXINGDUI, SICHUAN PROVINCE, 2ND MILLENIUM BC

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL CLOUDY GREY OPAQUE JADE FLANGED BRACELET
    SHANG DYNASTY, POSSIBLY SANXINGDUI, SICHUAN PROVINCE, 2ND MILLENIUM BC
    Carved as a thin flat flange projecting from an inner collar with slightly inward-canted walls, the cloudy grey and buff opaque stone with satiny polish, pierced with two holes; together with a jade curved fish pendant carved from a section of a collared disc, Shang dynasty, the thin flat body carved on both sides with a circular eye and with a slashed groove bifurcating the tail, with striated markings on the dorsal and the pectoral fins that project laterally from the bottom edge, the head pierced with a conical hole, the stone now opaque and of tan color with traces of cinnabar
    4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) diam. and 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) long (2)


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    Compare the similar grey opaque jade collared ring of late Shang date excavated from Sacrificial Pit No. 2 at Sanxingdui, Guanghan, Sichuan province, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Jades Unearthed in China - 13 - Sichuan, Chongqing, Beijing, 2005, p. 36.

    Provenance

    Flanged bracelet: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    Fish pendant: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966.