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    Sale 2267

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 441

    TWO EARLY JADE PENDANTS

    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-10TH CENTURY BC

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    TWO EARLY JADE PENDANTS
    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-10TH CENTURY BC
    Comprising a mottled pale greenish-grey curved fish carved from a section of a collared disc, the thin flat body carved on both sides with a circular eye and bifurcated tail, with striated markings on the dorsal and pectoral fins that project laterally from the bottom edge, the mouth pierced with conical hole; and a pale greyish-white jade cicada with large rounded eyes and bifurcated tail, the small pointed mouth pierced with a tiny hole
    2¾ and 1¼ in. (6.9 and 3.1 cm.) long (2)


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