• 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 1054

    TWO SMALL SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADE PENDANTS

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO SMALL SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADE PENDANTS
    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC
    One a greenish-yellow jade crouching bottle-horn dragon carved on both sides with double line outlines, pierced through the mouth and the plain curved tab in back; the other white and of elongated cicada form, the convex top carved with the details, the plain underside concave
    2½ and 2 in. (6.3 and 5.1 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    Dragon pendant: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, acquired prior to 1977.
    Cicada pendant: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.