London, South Kensington
15 May 2009
FIVE JADE ZOOMORPHIC PENDANTS, LATE SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC)
comprising three fish pendants, the first of pale green tone, with white alterations, the second altered to a dark ivory and white tone, the third of thicker form, of opaque dark cream tone; and two bottle-horn dragons of green-grey tone, each with incised details on both sides -- the first, 3 1/8in. (7.9cm.) wide. (5)
First: Acquired prior to 1966; Second: Acquired prior to 1975; Third: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Fourth: C.T. Loo & Co., New York. Frank Caro, New York, 1961; Fifth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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