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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 62

    A RARE WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'COILED DRAGON' PENDANT

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/EARLY HAN DYNASTY, 4TH CENTURY BC - 1ST CENTURY AD

    Price Realised  

    A RARE WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'COILED DRAGON' PENDANT
    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/EARLY HAN DYNASTY, 4TH CENTURY BC - 1ST CENTURY AD
    The flat pendant finely carved in the shape of a coiled dragon, its body delicately incised with scales, the stone of an opaque tone with russet inclusions, mainly around the tail of the beast
    1½ in. (4 cm.) diam.


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    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. B50, p. 87