16 September 2010
THREE JADE TIGER-FORM PENDANTS
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC
All in the form of a crouching tiger shown in profile; one of semi-translucent pale greenish-buff color, carved on both sides with scrolls, with a tab projecting from the back of the tail; one of olive-green color, with extensive buff alteration; the third elongated, of olive-green color, with some buff alteration
2 5/8, 2¾ and 3 1/8 in. (6.7, 7 and 8 cm.) long (3)
First: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963.
Second: Chang Nai-chi Collection.
J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963.
Third: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1964.
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Second: Archaic Chinese Jades, The University Museum, Philadelphia, February 1940, pl. VII, no. 118.
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