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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 281

    THREE SMALL JADE CURVED GE-FORM PENDANTS

    SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1300-1100 BC

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    Estimate

    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).

    Provenance

    First two: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    Third: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966.