• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 149

    FOUR SMALL JADE 'BIRD' PENDANTS

    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC

    Price Realised  

    FOUR SMALL JADE 'BIRD' PENDANTS
    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC
    Of various sizes and thickness, the two smallest of a greyish-green colour, the largest of an opaque beige tone with darker inclusions
    1¼ to 2 in. (3 to 5 cm.) long (4)


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    Provenance

    Top bird: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963
    Left bird: J.T. Tai & Co, New York, 1959
    Right bird: J.T. Tai & Co, New York, acquired before 1966
    Bottom bird: Possibly from Frank Caro, New York, acquired before 1966