London, South Kensington
7 December 2000
A selection of Chinese jade carvings
Song Dynasty and later
including a mottled grey and russet jade tapering rectangular pendant -- 3½in. (9cms) long; a calcified jade circular pendant with guei dragon head terminal -- 2in. (5cms) long; a partly calcified mottled grey jade pendant modelled as an archaic style bell -- 2in. (5cms) long; a celadon and mottled russet jade pendant modelled as a stylised fish -- 3in. (7.6cms) long; a russet jade slender tapering pendant modelled as a fish -- 3¼in. (8.2cms) long; a mottled brown jade pendant with central bi disc -- 3in. (7.6cms) long; two bangles of celadon and mottled russet hue carved with entwined twisted bands -- 23/8in. (6cms) diam; and a celadon and russet jade disc carved with a raised central band -- 23/8in. (6cms) diam.
See Illustration for Part Lot. (9)
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