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    Sale 12171

    Dongxi Studio- Important Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings from a Distinguished Private Collection

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 913

    A JADE DRAGON-FORM XI PENDANT

    LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 3RD CENTURY BC

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    A JADE DRAGON-FORM XI PENDANT
    LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 3RD CENTURY BC
    The flat pendant is carved in the shape of a dragon shown in profile, with tiny circular eyes, a curled crest and incised details on the curved body that terminates in a point. The semi-translucent, pale olive-white stone has areas of brown and opaque ivory alteration. Together with Gisèle Croës, European Fine Art Fair Catalogue, Maastricht, 1993.
    2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, box


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    Rubbings of two similar xi dragon pendants are illustrated by Bo Zhongmo in Guyu Jingying, Taiwan, 1989-90, p. 79, fig. 42 (left). See, also, the similar pendant in the Sonnenschein Collection illustrated by A. Salmony in Archaic Chinese Jades, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1952, pl. LXXXV, no. 1.

    Provenance

    Gisèle Croës, Brussels, 7 June 1993.


    Literature

    Gisèle Croës, European Fine Art Fair Catalogue, Maastricht, 1993, pp. 4-5.
    Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 50, no. 20.
    Filippo Salviati, "The Dongxi Collection of Chinese Jade", Orientations, November 1995, p. 40, fig. 6.


    Exhibited

    Gisèle Croës, European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht, 13-21 March 1993.
    Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Kredietbank Gallery, Brussels, 25 October - 17 December 1995; Kredietbank Luxembourg, 1 February - 13 April 1996, no. 20.