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Lot 209. Property from a distinguish private collection. An archaic celadon jade 'mythical beast' pendant (Huang)Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC). Width 10.7 cm. Lot Sold 35,560 USD (Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2023

Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2016.

ExhibitedAncient Chinese Jade: From the Neolithic to the Han, J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2016, cat. no. 53.

NoteThe present huang is rare on account of the staggering placement of beasts in which the pendant is divided into upper and lower sections. More commonly, beasts are depicted to occupy the left or right section of the pendant entirely, see one from the Cissy and Robert Tang Collection, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 8th April 2023, lot 3813; and another previously in the Yangdetang Collection, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29th November 2017, lot 2746.

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Lot 251. Property from a distinguish private collection. An archaic jade sword pommelEastern Zhou dynasty, Warring states period (475-221 BC). Diameter of pommel 4.8 cm. Lot Sold 35,560 USD (Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2023

together with a Han dynasty jade 'Wengzhong' pendant (2).

ProvenanceAcquired prior to 2000.

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Lot 253. Property from a distinguish private collection. An archaic brown jade sword pommel, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring states period (475-221 BC). Height 4.3 cm. Lot Sold 17,780 USD (Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2023

ProvenanceJ.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2018.

ExhibitedAncient Chinese Jade, J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2018, cat. no. 86.

Sotheby's. Vestiges of Ancient China, New York, 19 September 2023