• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2405

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1078

    THREE SMALL WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC CARVINGS

    MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 14TH-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THREE SMALL WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC CARVINGS
    MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 14TH-18TH CENTURY
    Comprising two discs and a cicada pendant: one disc carved in high relief on the rounded top with a chilong, a dragon and a bird, the flat underside with bosses, the other disc carved on top with two chilong and on the underside with grain pattern, with earth and cinnabar accretions; the cicada carved with bulging eyes, faceted wings, legs and ribbed abdomen on the underside
    1½ and 1 7/16 in. (3.8 and 3.7 cm.) diam., 2 in. (5.1 cm.) long (3)


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    A small white jade archaistic disc carved in a similar manner to the first disc, and dated to the Ming dynasty, is illustrated in Jewelry and Costumes of the Ming Dynasty, Nanjing Municipal Museum, 2000, p. 207.

    Provenance

    First disc: J.T. Tai & Co., New York.
    Cicada: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.