25 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 43,750
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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First: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, acquired 1966 or earlier.
Other three: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.