25 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 47,500
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
TWO SMALL SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADE PENDANTS
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC
One a greenish-yellow jade crouching bottle-horn dragon carved on both sides with double line outlines, pierced through the mouth and the plain curved tab in back; the other white and of elongated cicada form, the convex top carved with the details, the plain underside concave
2½ and 2 in. (6.3 and 5.1 cm.) long (2)
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Dragon pendant: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, acquired prior to 1977.
Cicada pendant: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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