A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period

Lot 150. A jade 'Dragon' pendant, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 5 in., 12.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014

the flat pendant carved in the form of a sinuous dragon with curled flanges, its head turned back facing its chest and hooked tail, carved on both sides with even rows of relief spirals, the green jade with reddish inclusions.

Provenance: Acquired in Paris, 12th October 1982.

Property from the Sam and Myrna Myers Collection.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 18 Mar 2014