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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 139

    THREE JADE HUANG

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD - 2ND CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    THREE JADE HUANG
    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD - 2ND CENTURY BC
    Of varying size, each carved on both sides in low relief with comma spirals within plain notched borders, the stone of each semi-translucent, the largest and smallest with some opaque alteration
    4¼ to 7¼ in. (10.9 to 18.4 cm.) long (3)


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    Provenance

    Largest: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 28 December 1964, Inv. 3911
    Middle-sized: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    Smallest: C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
    Frank Caro, New York, 1961.


    Exhibited

    Smallest: An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, C.T. Loo & Co. at Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, 20 January - 1 March 1950, pl. XLIX(9).