14 September 2009
TWO JADE RIBBED COURT HEADDRESSES
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
Both carved with arched ribs above a plain band, the ends carved as if coiled above small holes for the insertion of a hair pin, the smaller of grey-green color with some opaque buff alteration, with fine polish, and with part of a hair pin; the larger and taller of whitish jade carved in high relief with more prominent ribs
2 1/8 and 2 3/8 in. (5.4 and 6 cm.) long, box (2)
First: Desmond Gure Collection, 1968.
Second: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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