• 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 1053

    FOUR SMALL JADE RABBIT-FORM PENDANTS

    EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    FOUR SMALL JADE RABBIT-FORM PENDANTS
    EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC
    All shown crouching and carved on both sides, the largest of dark mottled grey-green color, with large circular eyes and long concave ears; one thick and of pale greenish-white color, the long ears continuing onto the top edge, pierced through the paws; the third a semi-translucent pale yellowish-green fragment possibly recarved at a later date, with incised scrolls and striated bands on the body; the fourth thin and semi-translucent with some opaque alteration
    1 7/16 to 2¼ in. (3.6 to 5.7 cm.) long (4)


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    Provenance

    First, third and fourth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    Second: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963.