• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

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

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 112

    TWO JADE RIBBED COURT HEADDRESSES

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO JADE RIBBED COURT HEADDRESSES
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    Both carved with arched ribs above a plain band, the ends carved as if coiled above small holes for the insertion of a hair pin, the smaller of grey-green color with some opaque buff alteration, with fine polish, and with part of a hair pin; the larger and taller of whitish jade carved in high relief with more prominent ribs
    2 1/8 and 2 3/8 in. (5.4 and 6 cm.) long, box (2)


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    Provenance

    First: Desmond Gure Collection, 1968.
    Second: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.


    Exhibited

    First: Arte Cinese, Venice 1954, no. 216.