16 September 2010
FIVE SMALL JADE APPLIQUES AND PENDANTS
ZHOU/WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 8TH-1ST CENTURY BC
Comprising: two miniature pendants carved in the form of a standing official, horizontally pierced, one of olive-brown color with buff alteration, the other white; a pair of translucent pale yellow-green taotie-mask appliques, pierced at the upper and lower edges for attachment; and a circular openwork applique in the shape of a coiled dragon, the details carved on one side, the translucent stone suffused with black flecks
Smallest 7/8 in. (2.3 cm.) high (5)
Two figural pendants: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Pair of masks: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963.
Circular dragon applique: Frank Caro, New York, 1964.
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