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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 286

    A PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND MOTTLED BROWN JADE CONG

    NORTHWEST CHINA, 2ND-1ST MILLENIUM BC

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    A PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND MOTTLED BROWN JADE CONG
    NORTHWEST CHINA, 2ND-1ST MILLENIUM BC
    The semi-translucent stone of greenish-white color with opaque areas of pale brown color shading to dark brown, with some fissures, and satiny polish
    2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) square


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    The short height and short collars, as well as the type of jade of this cong indicate it being from northwest China. For a similar example that also shows the same kind of alteration and fissures in the stone, see The Complete Collection of Jades Unearthed in China - 15 - Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Beijing, 2005, p. 32, which was excavated from Qingxicun, Dingxi, Gansu province.

    Provenance

    A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.