26 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,625
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A PAIR OF GREYISH-GREEN JADE CURVED DRAGON PENDANTS
LATE EASTERN ZHOU/EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY BC
Each semi-translucent pendant of slender tapering curved dragon form, the head carved in fine line at one end and the body carved in low relief with a pattern of faceted bosses within plain borders; together with a brownish olive-green jade huang, Warring States period, carved in low relief on both sides as a dragon with scroll-filled body and head separated by a fine rope-twist border
5¼ and 4¾ in. (13.3 and 12 cm.) long, fitted boxes (3)
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Pair of pendants: Ching Wah Lee, San Francisco, 1970s.
Huang: Acquired in San Francisco in the 1970s.