ARCHAIC AND ARCHAISTIC JADES FROM THE MICHAEL GULBENKIAN COLLECTION
TWO CELADON JADE 'FISH' PENDANTS
SHANG DYNASTY - WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY
each with a flat arced body tapering to a pointed tail, incised to both sides depicting the eyes, the edge of the cheek and dorsal fins, the mouth pierced with a small hole
Length 6.8 and 6.5 cm, 2⅝ and 2½ in.
The pendants are in good condition. It should be noted that the colour of the jade is of a slightly more olive tone than the catalogue illustration suggests.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
M. Gulbenkian, Archaic Jades, Ancient and Modern, Arts of Asia, May-June 1983, p. 98.
M. Gulbenkian，《Archaic Jades, Ancient and Modern》, Arts of Asia，1983年5月至6月， 第98頁