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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 481

    A RARE GREENISH-YELLOW JADE DISC, BI

    WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)

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    A RARE GREENISH-YELLOW JADE DISC, BI
    WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)
    Each side carved in relief with a field of comma spirals set within narrow, raised borders, the translucent stone and of even yellow tone and finely polished
    5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam., box, stand


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    A very similarly carved yellow jade bi of smaller size (12 cm. diam.) excavated from the mausoleum of the Prince of Chu at Shizishan, Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, and now in the Nanjing Museum, is illustrated by Gu Fang, The Complete Collection of Unearthed Jades in China, vol. 7, Beijing, p. 104.

    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1980s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. MALCOLM E. MCPHERSON