18 March 2009
TWO RARE SMALL JADE ORNAMENTS
EASTERN ZHOU/EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 7TH-2ND CENTURY BC
One an opaque altered jade tapering rectangular bead carved on each facet with double-line interlocking scrolls, drilled from each end; the other a partially altered white jade, faceted, hollowed fitting, of tapering, shaped outline, two sides finely carved with a taotie mask below a field of small interlocked scrolls, the two narrower sides of conforming outline, the flat top with a hole fitted with an angular loop, the stone polished to a high gloss
2 and 1 15/16 in. (5 and 4.9 cm.) long (2)
Faceted bead: C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
Frank Caro, New York, 1964.
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Faceted bead: Exhibition of Chinese Arts, C.T. Loo & Co., New York, 1 November 1941 - 30 April 1942, no. 250.
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