19 - 20 September 2013
TWO SMALL EARLY JADE PENDANTS
WESTERN ZHOU/EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH-3RD CENTURY BC
One is a semi-translucent, whitish jade dragon-form knot opener carved on both sides with the details of the head, horns, bent legs, and scales on the tail, and pierced through the tongue. The other is a semi-translucent, pale and dark grey jade, shaped circular plaque carved on one side with the details of the split body of a dragon surrounding a central aperture, the head, which is also pierced, at one end, and the tail and feet at the other.
2½ and 1 7/8 in. (6.3 and 4.8 cm.) long (2)
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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Both on loan: Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1973.
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