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Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art Featuring Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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THREE ARCHAISTIC JADE CARVINGS
20TH CENTURY
comprising a Han-style calcified white jade carving of a standing figure; a Shang-style russet jade 'bird' pendant'; and a Warring States-style celadon jade 'mythical beast' finial (3)
Length of longest 3 5/8  in., 9.2 cm
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Provenance

The 'standing figure' pendant:
Collection of Chingwah Lee.
Oriental Rarities (Alan Hartman), New York, 19th October 1981.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 19.

The 'bird' pendant:
Donald J. Wineman, New York, 15th September 1983.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 44.

The 'mythical beast' finial:
Galaxie Art & Gift Co. (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 9th June 1989.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 92.

Literature

The 'standing figure' pendant:
Arthur and Grace Chu, The Collector's Book of Jade, New York, 1978, pl. 17.

Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art Featuring Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York