Lot 1261. A pair of greyish-green jade curved dragon pendants, Late Eastern Zhou-Early Western Han dynasty, circa 3rd century BC, together with a brownish olive-green jade huang, Warring States period (475–221 BC); 5¼ and 4¾ in. (13.3 and 12 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.
Each semi-translucent pendant of slender tapering curved dragon form, the head carved in fine line at one end and the body carved in low relief with a pattern of faceted bosses within plain borders; together with a brownish olive-green jade huang, Warring States period, carved in low relief on both sides as a dragon with scroll-filled body and head separated by a fine rope-twist border.
Provenance: Pair of pendants: Ching Wah Lee, San Francisco, 1970s.
Huang: Acquired in San Francisco in the 1970s.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza