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    Sale 12171

    Dongxi Studio- Important Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings from a Distinguished Private Collection

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 934

    A SMALL DARK OLIVE-GREEN JADE CICADA

    LATE WESTERN-EASTERN HAN DYNASTY, 1ST CENTURY BC-2ND CENTURY AD

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    A SMALL DARK OLIVE-GREEN JADE CICADA
    LATE WESTERN-EASTERN HAN DYNASTY, 1ST CENTURY BC-2ND CENTURY AD
    The head and wings of the cicada are simply indicated on the rounded top of the body, while the flat underside is plain. The semi-translucent stone has some opaque, ivory-colored alteration.
    1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) long


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    The shape and carving of this cicada are similar to that of three included in Illustrated Catalogue of Ancient Jade Artifacts in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1982, pp. 148-49, nos. 247, 250 and 252.

    Provenance

    B. K. Wong, 22 May 1987.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the images of lot 934 and lot 933 are reversed.


    Literature

    Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 77, no. 39.


    Exhibited

    Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Kredietbank, Brussels, 25 October - 17 December 1995; Kredietbank Luxembourg, 1 February - 13 April 1996, no. 39.