25 March 2010
FOUR SMALL JADE DEER-FORM PENDANTS
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC
Two plaques carved as a young stag standing with head turned backwards, and of brownish-olive color; one thick and of grey-green color, shown in a recumbent position with head turned backwards; the fourth a flat plaque carved as the head of a stag with antlers shown in profile, the stone of olive-buff color
1¼ to 1½ in. (2.8 to 3.8 cm.) long (4)
First larger flat plaque (J-1080): Mrs. Christian R. Holmes Collection, no. J09., probably Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 14 November 1963, lot 200 (part).
Second smaller flat plaque (J-655): J.T. Tai & Co., New York, acquired 1966 or earlier.
Third grey-green carving (J-207 DUP): A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Stag's head: C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
Frank Caro, New York, acquired prior to 1977.
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Stag's head: An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, C.T. Loo & Co. at Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 1950, pl. X (1).
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