Two jade blade-form pendants, Shang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.
one pendant of crescent shape with beveled edges ending at the tapered tip, one edge of the nei cut with a single short notch, drilled with a circular hole on both the base of the nei and the tip, the calcified stone of a buff color; the other blade-like pendant with beveled edges, drilled with a small hole on the base of the nei (2).Length of longer 3 1/8 in., 8 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD
Provenance: Old French collections, first half of the 20th century.
PROPERTY FROM THE SAM AND MYRNA MYERS COLLECTION
Litterature: Filippo Salviati, Radiant Stones: Archaic Chinese Jades, Hong Kong, 2000, cat. no. 46 & 49.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 18 Mar 2014, 10:30 AM - www.sothebys.com