16 September 2010
TWO JADE RECTANGULAR APPLIQUES
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC
Both semi-translucent, one white, the other of olive-tan color, the first carved on one side with confronted birds with long striated crests and tail feathers, the reverse carved with two rows of diamond pattern separated by a groove, the other with similar birds on both sides, both plaques with bull-nose perforations at the corners
1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) long (2)
First: C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
Frank Caro, New York, 1964.
Second: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963.
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