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    Sale 7621

    A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    4 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 111

    THREE JADE 'DRAGON' PENDANTS

    SHANG EARLY WESTERN ZHOU, CIRCA 1100 BC

    Price Realised  

    THREE JADE 'DRAGON' PENDANTS
    SHANG EARLY WESTERN ZHOU, CIRCA 1100 BC
    Each of arc-shape cut from a thin jade plaque, incised on both sides with single and double groove lines to depict a stylised crouching dragon with its foreleg gathered under its head, the first a fragment of a larger piece, drilled with two holes, the stone of even pale green tone with minor inclusions; the second made as a tool with a flat tail as the cutting edge, drilled with two holes, the stone of greyish-green tone with heavy alteration; the last with a curled tail and drilled with three holes, the stone of brownish-yellow tone with darker inclusions
    The first 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) long (3)


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    Provenance

    Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection


    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. A88, p. 58; A86, p. 58; A87, p. 58