12 May 2009
THREE JADE HUANG
LATE EASTERN ZHOU/WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD - 2ND CENTURY BC
Of varying size, each carved on both sides in low relief with comma spirals within plain notched borders, the stone of each semi-translucent, the largest and smallest with some opaque alteration
4¼ to 7¼ in. (10.9 to 18.4 cm.) long (3)
Largest: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 28 December 1964, Inv. 3911
Middle-sized: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Smallest: C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
Frank Caro, New York, 1961.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Smallest: An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, C.T. Loo & Co. at Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, 20 January - 1 March 1950, pl. XLIX(9).
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
Ruben Lien, Senior Specialist in Chinese Works of Art, admires a gilt-bronze Buddha crafted some 1,400 years ago
Why this nearly 300-year-old Celestial Sphere vase will set hearts fluttering when it comes to auction on 30 May
As well as keeping the bed cool, ancient Chinese ceramic pillows made for auspicious gifts and warded off evil spirits
As Chinese Ceramics specialist Joan Ho explains, when it comes to porcelain, not all blues are the same
Records achieved for 15 artists across a competitive auction week
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June