• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 4

    TWO ARCHAIC JADE DRAGON PENDANTS, ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-221BC)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO ARCHAIC JADE DRAGON PENDANTS, ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-221BC)
    comprising a coiled dragon pendant carved in profile with scrolling extremities, the jade of opaque celadon, cream and russet tone; and a stylised curved dragon pendant, with a slit mouth, decorated with comma spirals in relief; together with an archaistic yellowish celadon and russet curved fish pendant carved with c-scrolls; and an archaistic pale celadon and russet huang with raised dots -- The first, 3in. (7.6cm.) wide. (4)


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    Provenance

    First: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, acquired prior to 1978; Second and Third: C.T. Loo, New York. Frank Caro, New York, 27th August 1964; Fourth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.


    Literature

    Third: C.T. Loo, Jade Sale Catalogue, New York, 1950, Plate 55, no.6.