18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 47,500
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
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)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Two: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Two: Frank Caro, New York, 1964.
Find out more about Chinese decorative techniques, and how and why glazes evolved via crackles, ’tear marks’ and bl..
Specialist Michelle Cheng shares her expert advice, from knowing the woods collectors look for to investing in climate control