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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 292

    FIVE JADE HUANG

    WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (CIRCA 1100-771 BC)

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    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    Two: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    Two: Frank Caro, New York, 1964.