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A BLACK AND BEIGE JADE 'DRAGON' PENDANT
EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
39
A BLACK AND BEIGE JADE 'DRAGON' PENDANT
EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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A BLACK AND BEIGE JADE 'DRAGON' PENDANT
EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY
the flat stone carved as a sinuous dragon-fish, the long body forming an S-curve with the chin tucked above the arced torso, the tail splitting into two fins coiling in opposite directions and each terminating in a bifurcated tip, incised on both sides with C-curls, the belly pierced with a small aperture
Length 4 3/8  in., 11.2 cm
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Provenance

C. T. Loo, New York, from circa 1950.
Frank Caro, New York, 28th September 1982.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 31.

Exhibited

Philadelphia, 1938 (by repute).
An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, C. T. Loo, Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, 1950, pl. XLII, no. 4. (one of a pair)

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York