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TWO PALE BEIGISH-GREY AND RUSSET JADE ARCHAISTIC CARVINGS
TWO PALE BEIGISH-GREY AND RUSSET JADE ARCHAISTIC CARVINGS

MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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TWO PALE BEIGISH-GREY AND RUSSET JADE ARCHAISTIC CARVINGS
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
One is a belt hook carved in imitation of Warring States period bronze prototypes with a bird-headed mythical beast grasping a fish between its foreclaws on the arched shaft and an animal-head hook at one end. A circular button and bullnose attachment holes are on the reverse. The other is a bi carved in high relief on one side with a dragon and a chilong confronted amidst clouds, and on the reverse with a field of fine bosses. Both are of whitish color with areas of russet brown.
4¾ in. (12 cm.) long and 3 in. (7.7 cm.) diam., wood stands (2)
Provenance
Belt hook: Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, 1987.
Bi: Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, 1982.
Exhibited
Belt hook: Palm Springs, California, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Magic, Art and Order: Jade in Chinese Sculpture, 8 February - 29 April 1990, no. 154.

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