16 March 2017,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 11,875
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
THREE SMALL JADE ANIMAL PLAQUES
LATE SHANG-EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-10TH CENTURY BC
One is a thin, pale greyish-white recumbent bird with hooked beak, circular eyes and notched tail with beveled edge. The second is a thin yellowish-white and brown crouching tiger with trapezoidal eyes, C-scroll ear and tiny holes drilled through the mouth and curled tail. The third is a dark greyish-green crouching deer with backward-turned head, and a small hole drilled from both sides through the fore foot.
1 ¾, 2 ½ and 1 ½ in. (4.3, 6.2 and 3.9 cm.) wide
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