• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 14

    FOUR JADE CICADA PENDANTS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)

    Price Realised  

    FOUR JADE CICADA PENDANTS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
    all with incised details; comprising two larger flattened pendants, the first of translucent pale celadon tone, the second of translucent and opaque pale celadon and russet tone; and two smaller rounded cicada jade pendants altered to chalky white tone -- The largest, 2½in. (6.4cm.) long. (4)


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    Provenance

    First to Third: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Fourth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1978.