The dragon is a pervasive Chinese symbol almost as old as China itself. Over time it has come to represent benevolence, strength, masculinity and the positive forces in nature. It is so important to the Chinese that they call themselves “the Descendants of the Dragon.” According to myth, the dragon has nine sons. These different dragons are used as ornaments according to their nature.
Asia Week at Sotheby's New York
Exhibitions start 11 September
Auctions 15–19 September