• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1261

    A PAIR OF GREYISH-GREEN JADE CURVED DRAGON PENDANTS

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Pair of pendants: Ching Wah Lee, San Francisco, 1970s.
    Huang: Acquired in San Francisco in the 1970s.