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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 923

    A SMALL PALE GREYISH GREENISH-WHITE JADE RING, HUAN

    WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)

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    A SMALL PALE GREYISH GREENISH-WHITE JADE RING, HUAN
    WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)
    Each side is crisply carved with a field of comma spirals between raised plain borders at the inner and outer edges. The semi-translucent stone is well-polished and has opaque ivory-colored alteration on one side and patches of the same alteration and some brown alteration on the reverse.
    2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) diam., box


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    Compare the similar huan of slightly larger size (7.45 cm.) illustrated in A Catalogue of the National Palace Museum's Special Exhibition of Circular Jade, Taipei, 1995, p. 117, no. 72. See, also, the example that appears to be carved from similar yellowish jade, of slightly smaller size (5 cm.), in the collection of Dr. Ip Yee, illustrated in Chinese Jade Carving, Urban Council, Hong Kong, 1983, no. 99.

    Provenance

    B. K .Wong, Hong Kong, 24 May 1987.


    Literature

    Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 51, no. 23.


    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. 23.