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Lot 413. A pale celadon-gray Jade Hare pendant, Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1045 BC – 771 BC); 2in (4.5cm) long. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000Sold for US$ 3,187 (€ 2,621). Courtesy Bonhams.

The flattened animal shown in profile with large ears raised and the large eyes simply delineated, pierced at the hind-quarters, a groove running along the underside of the belly and legs.

Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman.

NoteFor a calcified jade example dated to the late Shang or early Western Zhou dynasty, see J.J.Lally & Co., Arts of China, May-June 1990, no. 4. Compare also with pendants illustrated by Soame Jenyns, Chinese Archaic Jades in the British Museum, London, 1951, pl. XXVII, B and C.

Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese Works of Art Part II, 14 Dec 2020, Los Angeles