• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    AN UNUSUAL OPAQUE BUFF-COLORED JADE BANGLE

    NEOLITHIC/EARLY SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 16TH CENTURY BC, WITH LATER DECORATION

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL OPAQUE BUFF-COLORED JADE BANGLE
    NEOLITHIC/EARLY SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 16TH CENTURY BC, WITH LATER DECORATION
    Of slightly waisted circular form encircled by a narrow flange that bisects the exterior into two halves, one carved at a later date, possibly Eastern Zhou dynasty, with dissolved dragon scroll, the other half plain with two parallel grooves carved partially around the sides, the stone now opaque but still somewhat translucent and with satiny polish
    3 in. (7.7 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    C.T. Loo & Co., New York, 1964.
    Frank Caro, New York 1964.


    Exhibited

    An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, C.T. Loo & Co. at Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 1950, pl. 36 (7).