• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 23

    A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE RINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE RINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER
    comprising a thinly flattened mottled black and brown jade ring; a very thick circular grey russet jade disc; three smaller thick jade rings, two of green and cream tone and one calcified cream; and two opaque cream white jade bracelets similarly carved as twisted rope -- The largest, 3in. (7.8cm.) diam. (7)


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    Provenance

    First: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966; Second to Fifth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Sixth: Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1978; Seventh: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1978.


    Literature

    Sixth: C.T. Loo, an Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FlA, 1950, plate XXXVI, no. 3.