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Lot 123. A jade 'figure and dragon' plaque, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 6.6 cm. Lot sold: 1,386,000 HKD (Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022

the flat plaque carved and reticulated in the shape of a figure squatting atop the upturned snout of a dragon shown in profile view, the dragon detailed with scrolls and circles, perforated in the flange on the head of the figure and in the neck of the dragon.

Provenance: C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
Frank Caro, New York, 1958.
Collection of Arthur M. Sackler (1913-87).
Christie's New York, 18th March 2009, lot 262.

Literature: Alfred Salmony, Carved Jades of Ancient China, Berkeley, 1938, pl. XXIX:2.
3000 Years of Chinese Jade, Arden Gallery, New York, 1939, cat. no. 129, unillustrated.
Exhibition of Chinese Arts, C.T. Loo & Co., New York, 1941, cat. no. 276.
An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, arranged for Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, C.T. Loo, inc., New York, 1950, pl. XXXI:5.

Exhibited3000 Years of Chinese Jade, Arden Gallery, New York, 1939.
Exhibition of Chinese Arts, C.T. Loo & Co., New York, 1941-42.
An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades, Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1950.

Sotheby's. HOTUNG  The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung: Part 1, Hong Kong, 9 October 2022