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Lot 6977: WHITE JADE CARVED 'BIRD' CANE HANDLE

Important Asian Fine Art, Paintings, & Jewelry Auction

by Mega International Auction Inc.

December 17, 2016

San Gabriel, CA, USA

Live Auction
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  • WHITE JADE CARVED 'BIRD' CANE HANDLE
  • WHITE JADE CARVED 'BIRD' CANE HANDLE
  • WHITE JADE CARVED 'BIRD' CANE HANDLE
  • WHITE JADE CARVED 'BIRD' CANE HANDLE
  • WHITE JADE CARVED 'BIRD' CANE HANDLE
   
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Description: The white jade cane handle in the shape of a bird, with elongated neck and tail extending from domed body, the exterior incised with intricate archaic patterns, bottom hollow for cane peg, the jade is of celadon-yellowish color tone with slight russet.
Han Dynasty period.
Length: 2 1/2 in (6.3 cm)


漢 白玉鳥形杖首
以玉作六器,以禮天地四方:以蒼璧禮天,以黃琮禮地,以青圭禮東方,以赤璋禮南方,以白琥禮西方,以玄璜禮北方。 二為國事中禮儀饋贈。三作佩系,也作不同身份的標誌,

Dimensions: Length: 2 1/2 in (6.3 cm)

Date: Han Dynasty period.

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