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Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000
Price realised:  US$7,500
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A RARE PAIR OF TRANSLUCENT WHITISH JADE RECTANGULAR PLAQUES
EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 6TH CENTURY BC
A RARE PAIR OF TRANSLUCENT WHITISH JADE RECTANGULAR PLAQUES EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 6TH CENTURY BC Each thin plaque well carved on the very slightly convex side with the heads and abstract scrolling bodies of two pairs of confronted birds with striated crests and hooked beaks, the tail of one bird in each pair enclosing an eye creating the appearance of another bird head, the long edges shaped to match the decoration, the notched ends with bullnose perforations between the notches, the reverse plain, with traces of cinnabar and earth accretions 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) long (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections
Date of the auction: 18 Mar 2009
Address: Christie's
18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center