17 September 2008
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. MALCOLM E. MCPHERSON
THREE EARLY JADE CONG
NEOLITHIC PERIOD/WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 2000-1000 BC
One carved at the four projecting corners with two registers decorated with shallow grooves, the grey-green stone with reddish-brown mottling and darker veining; the second carved from grey-green stone with some greenish-brown mottling and opaque buff mottling; the third of taller, less wide proportions, the stone now opaque and of warm buff and greyish-brown color from alteration in burial
2 3/8, 2½ and 2 7/8 in. (5.9, 6.3 and 7.2 cm.) high, three boxes, two wood stands (3)
Green and brown cong with notched corners: acquired in the early 1960s.
Green and buff cong: acquired in Hong Kong in the mid-1980s.
Taller, opaque buff cong: Acquired in New York in the 1970s.
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