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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 63

    A VERY RARE WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'CRESTED-BIRD' PENDANT

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 5TH-4TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A VERY RARE WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'CRESTED-BIRD' PENDANT
    LATE EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 5TH-4TH CENTURY BC
    Finely carved from a thin section of jade, depicting the vigorous bird holding its claw before its arched beak, the long crest swept back meeting the curling tail, the body delicately incised with geometric lines
    2 in. (5 cm.) long


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    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. B37, p. 80