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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 311

    A GREY-GREEN JADE CURVED DRAGON PENDANT

    EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 6TH-5TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A GREY-GREEN JADE CURVED DRAGON PENDANT
    EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 6TH-5TH CENTURY BC
    The head carved at one end with slit mouth facing the tail at the other end, the body carved on both sides with small detached scrolls interspersed with incised hair markings, the translucent stone with some dark russet markings from alteration; together with a jade bi, late Eastern Zhou dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC, the pale grey-green jade now almost entirely opaque and of buff color, one side carved with comma spirals, the reverse with bosses within an hexagonal grid pattern; and two halves of a jade bi, late Eastern Zhou dynasty, both sides carved with a field of faceted bosses within an hexagonal grid pattern, each drilled with a suspension hole
    3 5/16, 3 3/8 and 3 5/16 in. (8.5, 8.6 and 8.4 cm.) across (4)


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    Provenance

    Dragon pendant: C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
    Frank Caro, New York, 1964.
    Bi and bi halves: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966.


    Exhibited

    Dragon pendant: An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, C.T. Loo & Co. at Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, 20 January - 1 March 1950, pl. LV (10).
    4000 Years of Chinese Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, October - November 1958, no. 78.