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A PALE CELADON JADE HOOF-FORM ORNAMENT
WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT
117
A PALE CELADON JADE HOOF-FORM ORNAMENT
WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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A PALE CELADON JADE HOOF-FORM ORNAMENT
WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY
one end curved and the other with three points, symmetrically designed centering two commas and a U-shape, with further incised curvilinear lines framing the elements and around the perimeter, the reverse undecorated, the pale bright celadon stone with faint icy inclusions, both ends pierced 
Length 1 3/8  in., 3.7 cm
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Provenance

Galaxie Art & Gift Co. (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 30th July 1987. 
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 77.

Catalogue Note

A smaller and more roughly carved ornament of the same design was excavated from tomb no. 34 at the burial site of Shangguo, in Wenxi, Shanxi province, illustrated in Gu Fang, The Complete Collection of Jades Unearthed in China: Shanxi, vol. 3, Beijing, 2005, p. 156. 

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York