18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 47,500
FIVE JADE HUANG
WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (CIRCA 1100-771 BC)
All carved from semi-translucent stone and all pierced at both ends, the two largest carved on both sides with grooves to depict a humanoid head shown in profile at both ends, the bodies continuing in a tapering diagonal filled with scales on the yellowish jade example and scrolls on the greyish-green example; the other three smaller huang similarly carved with slightly less detailed humanoid heads and scroll-filled abstract diagonal bodies, although the whitish jade example is carved only on one side
2 1/8 to 3 7/8 in. (5.4 to 9.9 cm.) long (5)
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Two: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Two: Frank Caro, New York, 1964.