Two White Jade Axe-Form Pendants, 19th Century
Each with taotie masks and archaistic designs along the blade, the larger with a sinuous dragon carved in openwork along the top
tallest height 2.8" — 7 cm.
Chinese Jade Carvings from the Estate of Dean S. M. Field (Lots 220-225)
Dean Fields (1917-2001) initially worked for the H. Forth Gem Lab before becoming the head gem buyer for the T. Eaton Co., for which he traveled to China numerous times in the late 1950’s. Afterwards, he was one of the founders of the Canadian Gemological Association and opened up the Real & Rare Gallery on Yonge Street in Toronto.