Lot 3413. A Russet Jade 'Dragon' Pendant, Late Shang – early Western Zhou dynasty; 7 cm, 2 3/4 in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD (48,304 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's
the flat stone cut and worked in the form of a stylised dragon in profile, its body incised with square scrolls terminating in a curled tail, the head turned to one side and detailed with almond-shaped eyes, scrolled horns and an upturned snout, perforated with a small aperture, the stone of a light beige to russet brown tone.
Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York.