• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 33

    THREE EARLY JADE DRAGON PENDANTS, SHANG/ZHOU DYNASTY (1600-771BC), TOGETHER WITH THREE HUANG, ZHOU DYNASTY AND LATER (1100-221BC)

    Price Realised  

    THREE EARLY JADE DRAGON PENDANTS, SHANG/ZHOU DYNASTY (1600-771BC), TOGETHER WITH THREE HUANG, ZHOU DYNASTY AND LATER (1100-221BC)
    comprising a grey-celadon and russet jade scrolled dragon pendant embellished with C-scroll decoration, drill hole to centre of body; a brown transluscent jade curved pendant, a drill hole to each extremity; an altered deep green jade dragon pendant, the slender end with incised head detailing, three drill holes to body; a semi-tranluscent red-brown marbled jade huang, a drill hole to one end; and opaque mottled grey and cream jade huang, with incised C-scrolls to the body, notched rim and interior edge, drill hole to centre; and a taupe and dark brown jade curved tiger or dragon pendant, with incised C-scrolls to the body, drill holes to either end -- The First, 2¾in. (7cm.) wide. (6)


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    Provenance

    First and Second: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Third: Either J.T.Tai & Co., New York, or Frank Caro, prior to 1978; Fourth: J.T.Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966; Fifth: Chang Nai-chi Collection. C.T. Loo, New York. Frank Caro, New York, 27th August 1964; Sixth: C.T. Loo, New York. Frank Caro, New York, 27th August 1964.


    Literature

    Fifth: C.T. Loo, Jade Sale Catalogue, New York, 1950, Plate 42, no. 5.