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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 256

    THREE GREYISH-GREEN JADE FISH PENDANTS

    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    THREE GREYISH-GREEN JADE FISH PENDANTS
    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC
    Of varying size and of curved outline, each simply carved on both sides with circular eye and fins, the body tapering towards the tail, which on two fish is notched, the stone of all three semi-translucent and all with traces of cinnabar
    2 3/8 to 3 in. (6 to 7.6 cm.) long (3)


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    Provenance

    Two: Frank Caro, New York, 1964 .
    Smallest: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966.