16 September 2010
FOUR JADE ZOOMORPHIC PENDANTS
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC
Comprising; a curved olive-green fish, carved on both sides with dorsal and pelvic fins and on top with a diamond pattern; a miniature white rabbit head, with dark brown color on the top of one ear; a thick miniature bird shown in flight, of olive color, with an ovoid jade bead; and a small olive-green crouching tiger with large head separated from the paws by a deep slit, the curved body with short tail and diamond pattern on top
2 3/8, 1, 1 and 1½ in. (6.2, 2.5, 2.5 and 3.9 cm.) long (4)
Fish: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963.
Bird: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1964.
Rabbit head and tiger: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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Tiger: Columbia University, New York, February, 1965.
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