• 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 1056

    FOUR SMALL PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE BEADS

    WESTERN ZHOU/HAN DYNASTY, 11TH-1ST CENTURY BC

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    FOUR SMALL PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE BEADS
    WESTERN ZHOU/HAN DYNASTY, 11TH-1ST CENTURY BC
    One of spreading waisted shape; one cylindrical with ribbed sides and wide channel; one with slightly rounded sides and narrow channel; the fourth of low domed shape carved in low relief on top with a whorl motif around the center hole
    Largest 1 15/16 in. (2.5 cm.) high (4)


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    The bead with ribbed sides is similar to one in the collection of Edward and Louise B. Sonnenschein illustrated by A. Salmony, Archaic Chinese Jades, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1952, pl. XC (5).

    Provenance

    All: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.