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    Sale 7621

    A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    4 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 124

    A WHITE JADE ARC-SHAPED PENDANT, HUANG; AND A WHITE JADE DISC, YUAN

    WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)

    Price Realised  

    A WHITE JADE ARC-SHAPED PENDANT, HUANG; AND A WHITE JADE DISC, YUAN
    WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)
    The pendant carved in shallow relief between two raised bands with a mixture of comma and 'C' scrolls, the rims with sets of notches at either end, drilled with three suspension holes, the translucent jade of even pale tone with some alteration at one end; the disc carved with comma scrolls in shallow relief between raised the bands, the outer rim with regular notches, the translucent jade of pale tone with darker inclusions at the edge and some alteration
    The pendant 3¼ in. (8 cm.) long, boxes (2)


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    The jade arc of the current lot is of very fine quality and material, and could have come from the royal Zhou tombs in Jincun. Compare a larger disc in the British Museum with similar linked scrolls, illustrated by Lawson and Michaelson in Chinese Jade V From the Neolithic to the Qing, British Museum, London, 1995, no. 17:2, p. 264.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection


    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. B42, p. 84; B28, p. 77