• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

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

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 46

    FOUR SMALL JADE ANIMAL-FORM PENDANTS

    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC

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    FOUR SMALL JADE ANIMAL-FORM PENDANTS
    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC
    All carved on both sides: one a small opaque pale russet-colored crouching bottle-horn dragon, with slender tab extending from the tail; one a stag's head, opaque and of buff color, with simply delineated eyes and ear; the third an opaque mottled green and buff crouching tiger with large ear and curled tail tip; the fourth an opaque green and white crouching rabbit
    1¾, 1¼. 2 3/8 and 1¼ in. (4.4, 3.2, 6 and 3.2 cm.) long (4)


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    Provenance

    Bottle horn dragon: Frank Caro, New York, 1964.
    Stag head and rabbit: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    Tiger: acquired prior to 1978.