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A JADE DRAGON-FORM XI PENDANT
LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 3RD CENTURY BC
The flat pendant is carved in the shape of a dragon shown in profile, with tiny circular eyes, a curled crest and incised details on the curved body that terminates in a point. The semi-translucent, pale olive-white stone has areas of brown and opaque ivory alteration. Together with Gisèle Croës, European Fine Art Fair Catalogue, Maastricht, 1993.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, box
Provenance
Gisèle Croës, Brussels, 7 June 1993.
Literature
Gisèle Croës, European Fine Art Fair Catalogue, Maastricht, 1993, pp. 4-5.
Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 50, no. 20.
Filippo Salviati, "The Dongxi Collection of Chinese Jade", Orientations, November 1995, p. 40, fig. 6.
Exhibited
Gisèle Croës, European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht, 13-21 March 1993.
Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Kredietbank Gallery, Brussels, 25 October - 17 December 1995; Kredietbank Luxembourg, 1 February - 13 April 1996, no. 20.

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Rubbings of two similar xi dragon pendants are illustrated by Bo Zhongmo in Guyu Jingying, Taiwan, 1989-90, p. 79, fig. 42 (left). See, also, the similar pendant in the Sonnenschein Collection illustrated by A. Salmony in Archaic Chinese Jades, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1952, pl. LXXXV, no. 1.

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