12 May 2009
A YELLOWISH-OLIVE SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADE RING
EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 6TH - 5TH CENTURY BC
Both sides carved with scrolls of various shapes within narrow inner and outer borders, with earth and cinnabar accretions; together with an altered opaque jade circular necklace closing device, Western Han dynasty, carved on one side with comma spirals within a plain outer border, with a small biconical hole in the centre
3 and 1¾ in. (7.6 and 4.5 cm.) diam. (2)
Ring: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Necklace closing device: Chang Nai-chi Collection.
J.T. Tai & Co., 1963.
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Necklace closing device: Archaic Chinese Jades, The University Museum, Philadelphia, February 1940, pl. VI, no. 95.
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