• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2405

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

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1055

    FOUR JADE BIRD-FORM PENDANTS

    WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    FOUR JADE BIRD-FORM PENDANTS
    WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC
    All carved on both sides: one with raised head, backswept crest and features delineated by grooves, now almost completely altered to opaque buff color; one with backswept crest, upswept wings and downswept tail, of grey-green color with opaque alteration; one of semi-translucent white and brown color; the fourth probably recarved so that a fish replaces the missing head, of semi-translucent yellow-green color
    3 to 2¼ in. (7.5 to 5.4 cm.) long (4)


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    Provenance

    First: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, acquired 1966 or earlier.
    Other three: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.