25 novembre 2021

A jade 'bird' pendant, Late Shang-early Zhou dynasty

Lot 381. A jade 'bird' pendant, Late Shang-early Zhou dynasty; Height 6.6 cm, 2½ in. Lot sold: 5,040 GBP (Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the flat stone worked in the form of a bird in profile, detailed with incised feathers, pierced at the head with an aperture for suspension, the heavily calcified stone a creamy-green colour. Provenance: Collection Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975). Ader Picard Tajan auction in Tokyo, Hôtel Okura, 30th May 1985, Lot 38. ... [Lire la suite]