12 May 2009
THREE JADE CURVED FISH PENDANTS
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100 BC
Each flat body tapering towards the upper edge which is carved with the dorsal fin, with pectoral fins on the lower edge, a large circular eye, and a beveled edge to the tail, all pierced through the mouth, two of semi-translucent dark olive-green stone, the third now opaque and of buff color and with two additional holes in the tail
3½ to 3 5/8 in. (8.9 to 9.3 cm.) long (3)
Opaque fish: C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
Frank Caro, New York, 1961.
Other two fish: Frank Caro, New York, 1964
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Opaque fish: 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. XX (9).
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