• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 40

    FOUR EARLY JADE CARVINGS, SHANG DYNASTY (CA. 1600-1100BC) AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FOUR EARLY JADE CARVINGS, SHANG DYNASTY (CA. 1600-1100BC) AND LATER
    comprising a russet and gray jade cylindrical bead carved with a taotie mask; a pale greenish-gray elongated pendant; an octagonal pale grey cylinder bead and an hexagonal mottle grey finial; together with an archaistic white jade figure of a human, 18th Century; an archaistic reddish-brown Cong-form bead; and a further archaistic mottled black miniature sword pommel -- The longest, 3 5/8in. (9.2cm.) long. (7)


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    Provenance

    First and Second: Acquired prior to 1966; Third and Fourth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 28th December 1964; Fifth: C.T. Loo & Co., New York. Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1966; Sixth and Seventh: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.