25 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 40,000
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
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).
All: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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