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A CELADON JADE ‘DRAGON’ PENDANT, HUAN, HAN DYNASTY
Lot 28

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Lot details

Jade. China, Han dynasty, 2nd century BC to 2nd century AD

Finely carved as a coiled dragon forming a near-circular shape, the face neatly detailed with curled ears and almond-shaped eyes, the body incised with fine lines and detailed with a furcated tail. The translucent stone of a celadon tone with cloudy white and russet inclusions.

Museum comparison: Compare a closely related black jade carving in the Shanghai Museum, dated Eastern Han period, illustrated by Zhang Wei, The Splendour of Chinese Jade, Orientations, May 1997, pp. 34-8, fig. 7. It is referred to as a huan (ring), and the type of dragon as a panchi (coiled serpent). Compare a closely related jade dragon carving dated to the Warring States period in the Palace Museum, Taipei.

Auction comparison: Compare a closely related jade dragon huan, dated Eastern Han dynasty, 6.8 cm high, at Christie’s New York in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 16 September 2010, lot 979 (sold for USD 13,750). Compare a related celadon jade dragon pendant, dated probably Western Han dynasty, at Sotheby's Hong Kong in Chinese Art on 28 November 2019, lot 737 (sold for HKD 437,500).

HEIGHT 4.8 cm

Provenance: Private collection of Professor Filippo Salviati.

 
 

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