A jade 'bird' pendant, Late Shang period | 商晚期 玉鳥形佩
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
A jade 'bird' pendant
Late Shang period
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 celadon colour
Height 6.6 cm, 2½ in.
Two very shallowed chips with incrustation to one side, the larger, approx. 0.8 cm., wide, overall with very minute nicks and surface wear. The tone of the jade is slightly brighter than illustrated.
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Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, London, no.102.
Jean-Paul Desroches編《Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art》, 2016年, 倫敦, 圖版102
From the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March 2017.
From the Land of Asia, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas, 4th March – 19th August 2018.