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    Dongxi Studio- Important Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings from a Distinguished Private Collection

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 918

    AN OPAQUE DARK GREY AND IVORY-COLORED JADE HUANG

    LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 3RD CENTURY BC

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    AN OPAQUE DARK GREY AND IVORY-COLORED JADE HUANG
    LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 3RD CENTURY BC
    Each side of the curved pendant is carved with comma spirals within narrow, raised borders between the dragon heads at each end. A suspension hole below the upper edge is drilled from one side. The well-polished, now opaque stone is of mottled dark grey and ivory color. Together with J.J. Lally & Co., Oriental Art, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, December 1986.
    2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm.) wide, box


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    Compare the huang of similar arched shape, also carved with comma spirals and with similar animal heads at either end, in the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection illustrated by M. Loehr in Ancient Chinese Jades, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1975, p. 333, no. 487.

    Provenance

    B. K. Wong, Hong Kong.
    J. J. Lally & Co., Oriental Art, New York.
    Eskenazi, London, 8 June 1988.


    Literature

    J.J. Lally & Co., Oriental Art, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, December 1986, no. 7.
    Magic, Art and Order: Jade in Chinese Culture, Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1990, p. 67, no. 58.
    Nicole de Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 48, no. 18.
    Filippo Salviati, "The Dongxi Collection of Chinese Jades", Orientations, November 1995, p. 48, fig. 7.


    Exhibited

    J. J. Lally & Co., Oriental Art, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, December 1986, no. 7.
    Magic, Art and Order: Jade in Chinese Culture, Palm Springs Desert Museum, California, 1990, no. 58.
    Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Kredietbank Gallery, Brussels, 25 October - 17 December 1995; Kredietbank Luxembourg, 1 February - 13 April 1996, no. 18.