• 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 50

    THREE GREEN JADE CURVED DAGGER PENDANTS

    SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC

    Price Realised  

    THREE GREEN JADE CURVED DAGGER PENDANTS
    SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC
    Comprising two single daggers of different sizes apparently carved from the same semi-translucent stone, both sides of each finely carved with parallel concave grooves within ridge borders, and beveled edges that continue from the notched end to just where the curved blade tapers to the sharp point; the third a similarly carved small double-dagger pendant, of semi-translucent olive stone; all drilled with biconical holes for suspension
    4, 2 13/16 and 1 5/8 in. (10.2, 7.1 and 4.1 cm.) long (3)


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    Provenance

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


    Literature

    Double-dagger pendant: S.C. Nott, Chinese Jade Through the Ages, London, 1936 pl. XCV (F).
    A. Salmony, Carved Jade of Ancient China, Berkeley, California, 1938, pl. VII (4).