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A jade 'water buffalo' pendant, Late Shang dynasty | 商晚期 玉水牛形佩

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25,000 - 35,000 GBP

A jade 'water buffalo' pendant, Late Shang dynasty | 商晚期 玉水牛形佩

A jade 'water buffalo' pendant, Late Shang dynasty | 商晚期 玉水牛形佩

Estimate:

25,000 - 35,000 GBP

A jade 'water buffalo' pendant

Late Shang dynasty

商晚期 玉水牛形佩


the recumbent beast with head turned sharply to the left, large bulging eyes and long curled horns, the head pierced for suspension, the stone of creamy-beige colour

5.7 by 3.3 cm, 2½ by 1¼ in.

Over all with several shallow chips, the larger, approx. 0.5 cm., wide. 

The tone of the jade is lighter than illustrated.


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.

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Filippo Salviati, The Language of Adornment: Chinese Ornaments of Jade, Crystal, Amber, and Glass, 2004, Paris, no. 15.

Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris: A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no. 106.


Fillippo Salviati編《The Language of Adornment: Chinese Ornaments of Jade, Crystal, Amber, and Glass》, 2004年, 巴黎,圖版15

Jean-Paul Desroches編《Two Americans in Paris: A Quest for Asian Art》, 2016年, 圖版106.

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.


《From the Land of Asia》,Pointe-à-Callière 博物館,蒙特利爾,2016年11月17 - 2017年3月19日

《From the Land of Asia》,Kimbell美術館,德克薩斯,2018年3月4 - 8月19日