• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 41

    A GREYISH-GREEN AND BROWN JADE CONG

    NORTHWEST CHINA, 2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM BC

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    A GREYISH-GREEN AND BROWN JADE CONG
    NORTHWEST CHINA, 2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM BC
    The semi-translucent stone of grey-green color with areas of brown color and a pale buff vein
    3 in. (7.6 cm.) square


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    The short height and short collars, as well as the type of jade of this cong indicate an origin in northwest China. For a similar example see The Complete Collection of Jades Unearthed in China - 4 - Shandong, Beijing, 2005, p. 157, which was excavated from the late Shang Tomb No. 3 at Qianzhangda, Tengzhou, Shandong province.

    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1964.