• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 6

    TEN EARLY JADE FISH PEDAANTS, SHANG/WESTERN SHOU DYNASTY (1600-771BC)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TEN EARLY JADE FISH PEDAANTS, SHANG/WESTERN SHOU DYNASTY (1600-771BC)
    comprising a long opaque greenish-tan jade fish-formed implement; two similar translucent dark green and grey jade elongated fish pendants; a partially altered light green flat fish pendant; a lustrous grey flat fish pendant slightly curved; and further five fish pendants of various sizes, similarly carved in profile, with alteration to the stones -- The first, 5 5/8in. (14.3cm.) long. (10)


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    Provenance

    First: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966; Second and Third: Desmond Gure Collection, London, 10th January 1968; Fourth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 15th May 1963; Fifth to Seventh: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Eighth: Tonying & Co., New York, 11th May 1963; Ninth: Acquired prior to 1966; Tenth: Tonying & Co., New York, 11th May 1963.


    Exhibited

    Second and Third: Exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1927-1934; and in Oxford, 1950-1956.