18 March 2009
TWO GREY-GREEN JADE HUANG
EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 5TH CENTURY BC
Of graduated size, each thin plaque carved in relief on both sides with small detached scrolls divided into three sections separated by narrow ropetwist borders, the end sections carved with an abstract dragon head with rectangular notches at the edges, with conical holes drilled in the middle and each end, the translucent stone with some dark brown markings; together with a semi-translucent white and brown jade fragment of a huang, late Eastern Zhou dynasty, finely carved on both sides at one end with a dragon head, the remainder with a lower band of scrolls and a taotie mask facing the upper band of comma spirals, pierced with four small holes and two oblong slits, finely polished
2 3/8,2 13/16 and 2 5/8 in. (6, 7.2 and 6.7 cm.) long (3)
Two huang: Frank Caro, New York, 1964.
White jade pendant: Chang Nai-chi Collection.
J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966.
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