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Lot 260


Estimated Value:

1.200 € - 1.800 €

Hammer Price:


China, probably later eastern Zhou dynasty
L. 11,8 cm
Dark brown to honey colored, translucent jade with calcified areas. The pendants, which obviously belong together, may have been placed on top of each other in the ground, their calcifications are almost mirror images of each other. The head with pre-swelling eye and wide-open mouth, from which pointed fangs protrude, merges in an elegant sweep into the slender body, which ends in a pointed tail. Only two stylized legs are visible in the side view. Two wood stands.
Important Austrian private collection, acquired in the 1980s in the art trade in Hong Kong
Publ. Zeileis, "Selected Chinese Jades from Seven Millennia," 1994, no. 203, p. 247
Cf. Alfred F. Pillsbury Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, cat. No.134 - 136
Very minor traces of age

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