16 September 2010
FIVE SMALL JADE DRAGON PENDANTS
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC
Comprising a pair of bottle-horn type shown in profile, of semi-translucent olive-green stone with buff alteration; a curved dragon with tapering tail, the stone semi-translucent and of olive-beige color, detailed in grooves; and a pair of tightly coiled dragons, of dark green and opaque buff color
1¾, 1 5/8 and ¾ in. (4.5, 4.1 and 2 cm.) long (5)
First pair: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963.
Single dragon: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Second pair: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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