• 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 1043

    TWO JADE ARCHED ORNAMENTS

    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    TWO JADE ARCHED ORNAMENTS
    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC
    One of pale greenish-white color, carved at each end in low relief lines with a taotie mask with bottle-horns and chevron crest, each end pierced with two bullnose holes; the other handle now almost completely opaque, also carved at each end with a taotie mask and pierced at each with two biconical holes
    1¾ and 2¼ in. (4.5 and 5.7 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    Both: Chang Nai-chi Collection.
    First: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, acquired prior to 1977.
    Second: acquired prior to 1977.


    Exhibited

    Both: Ancient Chinese Jade, The University Museum, Philadelphia, February 1940, pl. XIV, no. 271 and pl. V, no. 87, respectively.