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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 296

    TWO SMALL PALE YELLOWISH-GREEN SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADE PENDANTS

    SHANG/EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 12TH-5TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    TWO SMALL PALE YELLOWISH-GREEN SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADE PENDANTS
    SHANG/EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 12TH-5TH CENTURY BC
    One an irregular fragment carved as a recumbent bottle-horn dragon with a small pierced tab projecting from the mouth, the features of the head carved in low relief, with a bent leg carved on one edge, the canted back carved with scrolls and the arched underside left plain; the other, possibly a handle, of thick semi-circular form, well carved as a crouching dragon, the head with large eyes below striated brows and coiled horns at one end, with the bent legs and scrolls carved on the sides and a mane on the top, with bullnose perforations on top and the ends, traces of cinnabar
    1 3/8 and 1 5/16 in. (3.5 and 3.4 cm.) across (2)


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    Provenance

    Both: Chang Nai-chi Collection.
    C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
    Frank Caro, New York, 1964 and 1961, respectively.


    Exhibited

    First pendant: Archaic Chinese Jades, The University Museum, Philadelphia, February 1940, pl. XI, no. 197.
    Both: An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, C.T. Loo & Co. at Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1950, pl. XVIII (2) and pl. XXIX (7), respectively.