• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 57

    A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE RECTANGULAR BEAD

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE RECTANGULAR BEAD
    LATE EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC
    Of semi-translucent white stone with some russet alteration, the two sides well carved in low relief with comma and C-scrolls, and the narrow sides and ends carved with shallow angular notches, pierced lengthwise, with high polish; together with a small semi-translucent white jade bi, late Eastern Zhou dynasty, both sides finely carved with tiny comma spirals within narrow borders, with extensive opaque ivory alteration on one side, with fine high polish
    Bead 2 5/16 in. (5.8 cm.) long; bi 2½ in. (6.3 cm.) diam. (2)


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    Provenance

    Bead: acquired prior to 1966.
    Bi: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.