16 September 2010
FOUR JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANTS
EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY BC
All with flat bodies carved on both sides: one of grey-green color, the broad undulating body filled with scrolls, with backward-turned head and curled tail; one of slender, elongated form, the stone opaque and of olive-tan tone, the backward-turned head with rolled snout and the body with commas; one of dark green color with buff alteration, carved in openwork as two dragons, the larger positioned over the smaller and its bifurcated tail forming the head of the smaller; the fourth semi-translucent, and of white and brown color, of tightly undulating outline, carved with commas and scrolls
4, 5¾, 4 3/8 and 2 15/16 in. (10.2, 14.7, 11.2 and 7.5 cm.) long (4)
First and last: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963.
Second: acquired before 1966.
Third: Frank Caro, New York, 1964.
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