London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE RINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER
comprising a thinly flattened mottled black and brown jade ring; a very thick circular grey russet jade disc; three smaller thick jade rings, two of green and cream tone and one calcified cream; and two opaque cream white jade bracelets similarly carved as twisted rope -- The largest, 3in. (7.8cm.) diam. (7)
First: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966; Second to Fifth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Sixth: Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1978; Seventh: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1978.
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Sixth: C.T. Loo, an Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FlA, 1950, plate XXXVI, no. 3.
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