• 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 1049

    THREE SMALL OPAQUE JADE DAGGER-FORM PENDANTS

    LATE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    THREE SMALL OPAQUE JADE DAGGER-FORM PENDANTS
    LATE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC
    Comprising a pair, each blade with beveled edges and median ridge extending from a dogtooth band to the point, the 'hilt' in the shape of a bird head drilled from both sides with a small hole; the blade of the third pendant with beveled edges and median ridge extending from a diamond band flanked by double ribs, the tang carved in relief with parallel rows of double ribs
    2½, 2 5/8 and 3 3/8 in. (6.3, 6.2 and 8.6 cm.) long (3)


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    Provenance

    Pair of pendants: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.
    Single pendant: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.