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A MASSIVE MOTTLED BROWN AND BUFF JADE CONG
A MASSIVE MOTTLED BROWN AND BUFF JADE CONG
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A MASSIVE MOTTLED BROWN AND BUFF JADE CONG

WESTERN ZHOU-WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (1046 BC-AD220)

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A MASSIVE MOTTLED BROWN AND BUFF JADE CONG
WESTERN ZHOU-WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (1046 BC-AD220)
The jade of thick-sided square-section facetted exterior is left undecorated, terminating in a short circular foot and mouth, the interior aperture of characteristic circular section. The highly polished stone is of an attractive mottled brown tone.
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) square, Japanese wood box
Provenance
Collection of Comtesse de Behague Comtesse Martine-Marie-Octavie Pol de Béhague (1870-1939), Paris
Collection of Marquis de Ganay Charles-Alexandre de Ganay, 3rd Marquis de Ganay (29 April 1803 – 4 January 1881)
Objets d’Art d’Extreme-Orient: jades et bronzes de fouilles , Collection du Marquis de Ganay, sold at Hotel Drouot, Paris, 7 May 1952, lot 13 (fig. 1)

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Compare a cong of similar form in the Nanjing Museum, illustrated in Zhongguo Yuqi Quanji 4 Qin, Han-Northern and Southern dynasties, Hebei, 1993, p. 149, no. 206, dating to western Han dynasty (fig. 2).

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