16 September 2010
THREE SMALL OPAQUE JADE FISH-FORM PENDANTS
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC
All thick and mostly opaque from alteration: one of curved profile, carved with diagonal grooves on the convex side, dorsal and pelvic fins, and beveled bifurcated tail; one with notched dorsal and pelvic fins and designs carved in double lines on both sides, a biconical hole drilled through the mouth beside a projecting tab; the third tapering towards the bottom edge, with dorsal and pelvic fins, a biconical hole through the head, and beveled end to the tail
2½, 2 and 1¾ in. (6.4, 5.1, and 4.5 cm.) long (3)
First: Mrs. Christian R. Holmes Collection.
Tonying & Company, New York, 1959.
Second and third: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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