• 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 1052

    FOUR SMALL JADE DEER-FORM PENDANTS

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

    Price Realised  

    FOUR SMALL JADE DEER-FORM PENDANTS
    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC
    Two plaques carved as a young stag standing with head turned backwards, and of brownish-olive color; one thick and of grey-green color, shown in a recumbent position with head turned backwards; the fourth a flat plaque carved as the head of a stag with antlers shown in profile, the stone of olive-buff color
    1¼ to 1½ in. (2.8 to 3.8 cm.) long (4)


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    Provenance

    First larger flat plaque (J-1080): Mrs. Christian R. Holmes Collection, no. J09., probably Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 14 November 1963, lot 200 (part).
    Second smaller flat plaque (J-655): J.T. Tai & Co., New York, acquired 1966 or earlier.
    Third grey-green carving (J-207 DUP): A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    Stag's head: C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
    Frank Caro, New York, acquired prior to 1977.


    Literature

    Stag's head: An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, C.T. Loo & Co. at Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 1950, pl. X (1).