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Lot 1005

A CIRCULAR JADE CARVING OF A TWO-HEADED DRAGON 'LONG'

Estimated Value:

1.000 € - 1.500 €

Schätzpreis:

Description:

China, probably Eastern Zhou dynasty, 471-256 B.C.
D. 7,6 cm
Of light to dark brown mottled jade in the shape of an unclosed ring, with two small drilled holes, both ends with a dragon's head, the body completely decorated with stylized cloud band decoration.
From the Zeileis collection, assembled in the 1980s and 90s
Published in: Friedrich Georg Zeileis, 'Ausgewählte Chinesische Jade aus sieben Jahrtausenden', Gallspach, 1994, no. 171, p. 210 - Minor trages of age