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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 336

    A GREYISH-GREEN JADE SCABBARD CHAPE AND A GREYISH-WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR BEAD

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/HAN DYNASTY, 4TH-1ST CENTURY BC

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    A GREYISH-GREEN JADE SCABBARD CHAPE AND A GREYISH-WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR BEAD
    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/HAN DYNASTY, 4TH-1ST CENTURY BC
    The scabbard chape carved on one side with a sinuous chilong, the tail, head and neck extending beyond the edges of the chape, the reverse with a taotie mask, the stone with some opaque buff alteration, traces of cinnabar; the notched rectangular bead carved on both sides with comma spirals, the greenish-white stone altered in areas to an opaque warm buff color; together with a pale grey and blackish-brown jade ovoid bead, Eastern Zhou period or later
    1 7/8, 1 7/8 and 1 3/8 in. (4.7, 4.7 and 3.4 cm.) long, three boxes (3)


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    Provenance

    Scabbard chape: acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.
    Rectangular bead: acquired in Washington, DC, 1970s.
    Ovoid bead: Ching Wah Lee, San Francisco, early 1970s.


    Exhibited

    San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, Hall of Flowers, Treasures of the Orient, 1979, no. 18b.