Pair of Jade Bird Pendants

Celadon Green Nephrite Jade

Length: 4 cm (1.25 inches)

Liao Dynasty (遼朝), Circa 916-1125 AD


Jade animals worked during the Liao Dynasty show a lively, animated quality which is not seen in later periods.  The present pair of bird form pendants demonstrate this naturalistic quality in abundance.  The pair are rendered from a similar deep celadon green nephrite jade.  The pair may have once been an integral part of a larger necklace.

In our opinion, the subject matter, material and workmanship suggest a Liao date for this pair of exceptional bird pendants.

From a private American collection.


Reference Number: 4172

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