17 avril 2019

A russet jade pendant, huang, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period

1554015816712448_3425

Lot 3425. A russet jade pendant, huang, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (38,643 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's

the arc-shaped pendant with crisp edges and bordered along the upper and lower edges with thin bands, both sides worked with spiralling scrollwork, the top of the arch and each end of the pendant pierced with an aperture, the stone of a variegated green colour accentuated with russet patches.

Provenance: Alvin Lo Oriental Art Ltd, New York. 

Literature: Robert P. Youngman, The Youngman Collection of Chinese Jades from Neolithic to Qing, Chicago, 2008, no. 54.

Note: A smaller jade huang originally in the collection of the 2nd Baron Cunliffe, included in the exhibition Early Chinese Art, A Catalogue of the Early Bronzes, Jades and Allied Decorative Works of Art from the Cunliffe Collection, London, Bluett and Sons, Ltd. 1973, cat. no. 92, was sold in our London rooms, 18th May 2018, lot 498.

See also a yellow jade huang of similar design but with notches, sold in our New York rooms, 6th December 1983, lot 189, and now in the British Museum, illustrated in Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, no. 17:6.

Sotheby's. The Robert Youngman Collection of Chinese Jade II, Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019


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