16 September 2010
A GROUP OF FOUR JADE OBJECTS
SONG DYNASTY AND LATER
Comprising a mottled yellowish-brown jade bangle, the exterior carved with simplified taotie masks; a semi-translucent whitish openwork dragon plaque, carved on both sides, the snout of the dragon touching the tail above the arch in the body, which is carved with bosses; a spoon with opaque jade oblong bowl and zitan handle carved with three characters, Han yao chi (Han medicine spoon); and a brown, buff and grey-green jade cloud-carved finial
2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) diam., 2 7/8, 6 5/8 and 2½ in. (7.3, 16.7 and 6.3 cm.) long, box (4)
Bangle: Desmond Gure Collection, 1968.
Dragon plaque: acquired prior to 1978.
Spoon and finial: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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Finial: Columbia University, New York, February, 1965.
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