London, South Kensington
6 November 2013
THREE CHINESE JADE PENDANTS
SHANG DYNASTY (CIRCA 1600-1100 BC) OR LATER
Comprising a pale celadon jade pendant with dark grey and russet inclusions; a pale celadon jade pendant with dark brown veins; and a calcified jade elongated pendant
The largest 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high
From a Private East Asian Collector (d. 1994).
The first, acquired in 1990 from a Private Collector.
The second, acquired in 1988 from a Private Collector.
The third, acquired in 1990 from Chinese Arts and Crafts, Hong Kong.
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