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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 302

    AN ALTERED GREYISH-GREEN JADE DRAGON PENDANT

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 5TH-4TH CENTURY BC

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    AN ALTERED GREYISH-GREEN JADE DRAGON PENDANT
    LATE EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 5TH-4TH CENTURY BC
    The head carved with slightly convex sides and raised border around the nose and slit mouth, with a pointed laid-back ear, comma spirals on the arched body and parallel grooves on the legs and sharply forward-curved tail, the grey-green stone now almost completely opaque and of ivory color
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) long


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    This well-carved pendant is almost identical to two illustrated in An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, Norton Gallery of Art, Palm Beach, Florida, 20 January - 1 March 1950, pl. LI (1 and 3). All are the same size and share the same extensive alteration.

    Provenance

    Possibly C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
    Probably Frank Caro, New York, c. 1964.