15 - 16 March 2015
FOUR SMALL EARLY JADE ZOOMORPHIC PENDANTS
LATE SHANG-EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC
The largest is an ivory-colored, opaque figure of a crouching dragon with simply defined mouth, and with a hole in the head that is pierced from both sides. One is a dark grey-green jade bird with tapered tail and a pierced, tapered breast. The last two are a miniature, semi-translucent bird and a miniature, opaque, buff-colored cicada carved in the round.
2½, 1 5/8, 1 and 5/8 in. (6.3, 4.1, 2.6 and 2.2 cm.) long
C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
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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Cicada: Portland Museum of Art, 1955.
Louisville Museum of Art, 1956.
On loan: Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1973.
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