• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 140

    THREE JADE 'BIRD' PENDANTS

    SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    THREE JADE 'BIRD' PENDANTS
    SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC
    The largest delicately carved with a large crest, its body extensively incised with geometric motifs, the stone of a celadon tone with opaque inclusions ;the second similary decorated, the stone of a pale greyish-green tone; the smallest incised with a curling geometric motif, the semi-translucent stone of a greyish-green tone
    1½ in to 3 in. (4 cm. to 7.5 cm.) long (3)


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    Provenance

    Two small birds: J.T. Tai & Co, New York, acquired before 1966.
    The other: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.