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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 150

    A YELLOWISH-OLIVE SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADE RING

    EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 6TH - 5TH CENTURY BC

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    A YELLOWISH-OLIVE SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADE RING
    EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 6TH - 5TH CENTURY BC
    Both sides carved with scrolls of various shapes within narrow inner and outer borders, with earth and cinnabar accretions; together with an altered opaque jade circular necklace closing device, Western Han dynasty, carved on one side with comma spirals within a plain outer border, with a small biconical hole in the centre
    3 and 1¾ in. (7.6 and 4.5 cm.) diam. (2)


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    Provenance

    Ring: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    Necklace closing device: Chang Nai-chi Collection.
    J.T. Tai & Co., 1963.


    Exhibited

    Necklace closing device: Archaic Chinese Jades, The University Museum, Philadelphia, February 1940, pl. VI, no. 95.