• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 160

    A JADE BI; A GREY-GREEN JADE HUANG; AND A HALF-BI

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD-2ND CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A JADE BI; A GREY-GREEN JADE HUANG; AND A HALF-BI
    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD-2ND CENTURY BC
    The pale greenish-grey jade bi disc finely carved in relief on both sides with comma spirals set within slightly raised borders; the greyish-green jade huang finely incised on both sides with two stylised long-bodied birds; and half of a greyish-green jade bi
    The bi disc 5¾ in. (14.5 cm) diam.; the huang 8¼ in (21 cm.) long; the half-bi 7½ in. (19 cm.) wide (3)


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    Provenance

    Bi disc: Acquired before 1966.
    Huang and half-bi disc: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.