14 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 11,250
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
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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C.T. Loo & Co., New York, 1964.
Frank Caro, New York 1964.
An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, C.T. Loo & Co. at Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 1950, pl. 36 (7).