• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 143

    FIVE JADE 'CICADA' PENDANTS; AND A 'SILKWORM' PENDANT

    LATE SHANG/WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-9TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    FIVE JADE 'CICADA' PENDANTS; AND A 'SILKWORM' PENDANT
    LATE SHANG/WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-9TH CENTURY BC
    The cicadas of various sizes and colours varying from opaque white, white, beige and celadon, each finely carved and incised; the silkworm pendant of a dark green tone with mottled inclusions
    1½ in. to 3 in. (3.5 cm. to 7.5 cm.) long (6)


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    Provenance

    First row:
    First and second cicadas: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    Third: J.T. Tai & Co, New York, 1963.
    Second row:
    Silk worm pendant: Possibly Frank Caro, New York, 1964.
    First and second cicadas: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.