19 - 20 September 2013
A WHITE JADE DRAGON PENDANT
EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC
The pendant is finely carved in the shape of a dragon with crested head and long snout, and with sharply curved S-shaped body detailed on both sides with scroll pattern. The semi-translucent stone is of buff-white color and there are traces of cinnabar.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) long
C.T. Loo & Co.
R.H. Norton (1875-1953), Palm Beach, Florida, acquired in 1950.
Beatrice Norton-Richards (1920-2001), and thence by descent within the family.
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On loan: Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1973.
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