• 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 1057

    THREE GREYISH-GREEN JADE PENDANTS

    WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    THREE GREYISH-GREEN JADE PENDANTS
    WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC
    One a tiger/fish, carved on one side with an animal head, grooved body, notched tail and single leg; one possibly a locust nymph carved on both sides, with a pointed head, transversely grooved undulating body and leg with claw-like foot; the third a thick, narrow curved pendant carved on both sides as a locust nymph with transversely grooved body superimposed at one of the pierced ends with a locust, all semi-translucent and with some areas of opaque alteration
    2 5/16, 2 9/16 and 3¾ in. (5.9, 6.5 and 9.5 cm.) long (3)


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    Provenance

    First and third: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, acquired prior to 1977.
    Second: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.