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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 48

    TWO WHITE AND RUSSET JADE SEMI-CIRCULAR PENDANTS

    EASTERN ZHOU/EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 7TH-2ND CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    TWO WHITE AND RUSSET JADE SEMI-CIRCULAR PENDANTS
    EASTERN ZHOU/EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 7TH-2ND CENTURY BC
    The first highly polished with one hole drilled in each end, the other finely carved in shallow relief with a long-bodied striding dragon, the stone of a pale tone with minor russet inclusions
    Largest 3 in. (8 cm.) wide (2)


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    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. A13, p. 35 and no. C40, p. 109