• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

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

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 58

    TWO JADE DRAGON PENDANTS

    EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 5TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    TWO JADE DRAGON PENDANTS
    EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 5TH CENTURY BC
    One with arched undulating body and forward-curved tail, the small head with incised eyes and striations curving down from the snout, with further incised striations interspersed with the C-scrolls that decorate the body, the translucent pale greenish-white stone with some brown alteration; the other with backward-turned head with rolled snout, and undulating body carved on both sides in low relief with detached scrolls within plain borders, the pale yellowish-green, semi-translucent stone with some small areas of buff alteration on one side and extensive brown and buff alteration on the other, both with a suspension hole
    3¾ and 5 5/16 in. (9.5 and 13.5 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    Both: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.


    Exhibited

    First: The Arts of China, C.W. Post Center, Long Island University, Greenvale, New York, 4 February - 27 March 1977.