19 - 20 September 2013
TWO OLIVE-GREEN JADE PENDANTS
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
One is in the shape of a fish with curved body terminating in a notched tail, and carved on each side with a circular eye, and finely incised fins. The other is in the shape of a bird with small hooked beak, and carved on each side with upswept wings and down-curved tail. Each is pierced from one side with a suspension hole, and the stone of each is semi-translucent and has a satiny polish.
4 1/8 and 3 1/8 in. (10.5 and 8 cm.) long, fitted box (2)
C.T. Loo & Co.
R.H. Norton(1875-1953), Palm Beach, Florida, acquired in 1950.
Beatrice Norton-Richards (1920-2001), and thence by descent within the family.
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Fish pendant: Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, C.T. Loo & Co., 20 January - 1 March 1950, pl. XXVIII (2).
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