29 March 2006
A RARE PAIR OF SMALL WHITE GLASS DUCK-FORM PENDANTS
TANG DYNASTY OR LATER
Each carved in a recumbent position and drilled in the breast and back for suspension, with ferrous encrustation; together with a pair of small grey agate chrysanthemum bowls, the translucent sides raised on a ring foot and carved with two rows of chrysanthemum petals, with a pair of dragon mask and ring handles
2¼ and 5¼ in. (5.7 and 13.3 cm.) across, two wood stands, box (4)
Glass ducks: Tonying & Company, New York, 21 June, 1960. (The invoice states that they were excavated in the vicinity of Loyang in Henan province and dates them Tang dynasty).
Agate bowls: Frank Caro, New York, November 1962.
Collection of William B. Jaffe, New York.
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