18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 3,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
THREE SMALL JADE CURVED GE-FORM PENDANTS
SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1300-1100 BC
Two of translucent white stone, one with median ridge on both sides, both with beveled edges and notched flanges at the edge of the tang which is pierced with a tiny biconical hole; the third now opaque and of two shades of buff color, the sides of the blade slightly convex and the edges beveled from the notched edge of the tang to the tip of the point, with a tiny biconical hole
2 5/8 to 3 in. (6.7 to 7.6 cm.), box (3)
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Compare the similar small curved dagger pendant in the Sonnenschein Collection illustrated by A. Salmony, Archaic Chinese Jades, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1952, pl. X (5).
First two: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Third: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966.