A Dark Green Jade Parrot Form Pendant
A Dark Green Jade Parrot Form Pendant
A Dark Green Jade Parrot Form Pendant
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A Dark Green Jade Parrot Form Pendant

Shang dynasty , C. 1600-1046 BC
2 ¾ in. (6.8 cm.) long, box

The Chuang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades


The jade is carved as a parrot shown in profile, incised on both sides with double-line grooves delineating various features including circular eyes, folded wings and hooked tail feathers. The pendant is pierced at the base. The semi-translucent stone has a dark olive-green colour with small areas of white opaque alteration.

Provenance

T.B. Walker Foundation, Minneapolis
C.T. Loo & Co., New York, 1 November 1941-30 April 1942, no. 260
Sold at Sotheby’s New York, 29 November 1988, lot 7
Michael Weisbrod, Inc., New York
Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in New York in 1990

The Chuang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades

Literature

Walker Art Galleries, Jades of the T.B. Walker, Minneapolis, 1939, pl. 1, no. 1

Exhibited

C. T. Loo & Co., New York, Exhibition of Chinese Art, 1 November 1941-30 April 1942, no. 260 (fig. 1)
Michael B. Weisbrod, Inc., New York, Metal, Mud & Minerals, 5-19 December 1989, no. 48