FOUR JADE PENDANTS, HUANG
FOUR JADE PENDANTS, HUANG
FOUR JADE PENDANTS, HUANG
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FOUR JADE PENDANTS, HUANG

LATE SHANG-ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-4TH CENTURY B.C

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FOUR JADE PENDANTS, HUANG
LATE SHANG-ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-4TH CENTURY B.C
The first huang is carved to one side as a horned dragon with notched edges and the stone is of an opaque tan colour. The second pendant is carved to both sides with addorsed dragons and pierced to both ends, the stone is of a greyish-green tone. The third huang is carved to each side with comma scrolls and the stone is of a pale greenish-white tone with areas of opaque buff alteration. The fourth pendant is carved to each side of one end with a dragon head followed by a body decorated with abstract scrolls, the stone is of a greyish-green tone.
The largest: 4 ¾ in. (12cm.) long
Provenance
First: Alfred F. Pillsbury Collection, Minneapolis.
Frank Caro, New York, 1964.
Second and third: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966.
Fourth: Frank Caro, New York, 1964.
Christie's New York, Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 18 March 2009, lot 304.
Literature
The first huang: A. Salmony, Carved Jade of Ancient China, Berkeley, 1938, pl. XII, no. 4.
Exhibited
The second huang: Columbia University, February 1965.
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These lots have been imported from outside the EU or, if the UK has withdrawn from the EU without an agreed transition deal, from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.

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