2019_NYR_16950_0817_000(a_dark_green_jade_rabbit-form_pendant_late_shang-early_western_zhou_dy)

Lot 817. A dark green jade rabbit-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 1 ¾ in. (4.2 cm.) longEstimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.

The pendant is carved as a recumbent rabbit, and is pierced through the fore paws with a hole for suspension. The jade is of dark green color with areas of white alteration.

ProvenanceFrank Caro, New York, 1959.
Arthur M. Sackler Collections.
Else Sackler.
Elizabeth A. Sackler.

Note: Compare the related small jade rabbit-form pendants dated early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC, from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, sold at Christie’s New York, 25 March 2010, lot 1053.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 September 2019