London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE CARVINGS, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) AND LATER
comprising a small rectangular brown black jade cong, with one side pierced; a pale celadon jade cylindrical bead with four vertical coils; a green jade grooved cylindrical ear disc or bead, carved with one slit through the length; two pale celadon flattened slit discs, one with plain decoration, the other with incised design to the sides and small notched flange projections around the outer rim; a thick calcified white jade ring; and a russet celadon jade cong, partly carlcified to white -- The first, 1 3/8in. (3.6cm.) wide. (7)
First: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Second: Acquired prior to 1966; Third and Fourth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Fifth: Chang Nai-chi Collection. C.T. Loo & Co., New York; Frank Caro, New York, 27th August 1964; Sixth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966; Seventh: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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Seventh: Singer, Paul, Early Chinese Miniatures, China Institute of America, 1977, p.16, no. 2.
Seventh: Early Chinese Miniatures, China House Gallery, China Institute of America, New York, March 16 - May 29, 1977.
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