16 September 2010
FOUR RARE SMALL TURQUOISE CARVINGS
LATE SHANG/WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1000 BC
Two in the shape of a cicada, the first with thick, broad body, pierced through the pointed mouth and with bulbous eyes, the other more narrow and flat, of bright turquoise blue color; one in the shape of bird, with notched crest and downswept tail, pierced through the beak; and one in the shape of an animal head with open mouth; together with a rare small shell rabbit, Shang dynasty, with inlaid eye
¾ to 1¼ in. (1.9 cm. to 3 cm.) long, box (5)
Turquoise cicadas and bird : A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Turquoise animal head: Bluett & Sons, Ltd., London, prior to 1978.
Shell rabbit: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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