The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades Part III - Spring and Autumn & Warring States Periods

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Date of the auction: 03.12.2021

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A CELADON JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT

A CELADON JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, CIRCA 570-476 BC The pendant is carved as a coiled dragon narrowing from head to tail with serrated ridges on the front half of the body. Both sides are incised with various types of scrolls depicting further dragons, with a tiny hole

Lot #: 2701

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A GROUP OF THREE JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANTS

A GROUP OF THREE JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANTS LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, CIRCA 570-476 BC The group comprises three sinuous jade dragon-form pendants with comma sprials and c-scrolls carved in low relief on both sides, and tiny holes at centres for suspension, the pendant shown in the centre of the

Lot #: 2702

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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TWO JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANTS

TWO JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANTS LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, CIRCA 570-476 BC The group comprises two sinuous jade dragon-form pendants with curled tails, both carved with comma spirals and c-scrolls on both sides with pierced holes at centres for suspension, one of greyish mottled tone, the other

Lot #: 2703

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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TWO JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANTS

TWO JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANTS LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, CIRCA 570-476 BC Each pendant is carved as a slender, sinuous single-horned dragon, with a mixture of comma spirals and c-scrolls carved in low relief on both sides and a pierced hole at the centre for suspension. Longer: 6 in. (15.3 cm

Lot #: 2704

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RETICULATED JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT

A RETICULATED JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT MID WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-300 BC The pendant is finely carved in openwork as a sinuous dragon with a slender body and a bi-furcated tail folding above its head. Both sides are carved with c-scrolls. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long, box

Lot #: 2705

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A GROUP OF FOUR JADE PENDANTS

A GROUP OF FOUR JADE PENDANTS LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN TO MID WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 570-300 BC The group comprises a slender dragon-form pendant with a protruding snout and tail curved upwards, late Spring and Autumn period (top); two reticulated pendants each depicting a dragon and its young

Lot #: 2706

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A PALE CELADON JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT

A PALE CELADON JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT MID-WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-300 BC The pendant is carved as a sinuous single-horned dragon with backward-turned head and bi-furcated tail. Both sides are carved with comma spirals with a suspension hole to the centre. 5 3/16 in. (13.1 cm.) long, box

Lot #: 2707

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A CELADON JADE RETICULATED DRAGON-FORM PENDANT

A CELADON JADE RETICULATED DRAGON-FORM PENDANT MID-WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-300 BC The pendant is carved in the form of a sinuous dragon shown in profile with a backward-turned head, a s-shaped body, and a bi-furcated tail. Both sides are incised with comma spirals with a suspension hole

Lot #: 2708

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A GROUP OF FOUR 'DRAGON' JADE ORNAMENTS

A GROUP OF FOUR 'DRAGON' JADE ORNAMENTS WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC) The lot comprises a black and white jade dragon-form pendant, carved with comma spirals on both sides, mid Warring States period; a celadon jade pendant carved as an arc-shaped dragon in profile with an upturned tail, Warring

Lot #: 2709

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A JADE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' PENDANT

A JADE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' PENDANT MID-WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-300 BC The pendant is carved as a slender s-shaped dragon with its tail ending in the form of a phoenix head. Both sides are carved with comma spirals in low relief. The stone is of a pale russet tone with areas of white opaque

Lot #: 2710

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT

A JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC) In the form of a sinuous dragon with rope-twist design, the pendant is constructed in sections and connected by two metal mounts. There is a suspension hole to the top of the tail and a tiny circular dent to the back of the neck. 6 1/2

Lot #: 2711

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT

A JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT MID-WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-300 BC The pendant is carved in the form of a dragon in profile with an upward-turned head at one end of the arched s-shaped body, and a coiled tail at the other end. The body and tail are carved on both sides in low relief with comma

Lot #: 2712

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT CARVED JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT

A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT CARVED JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 300-221 BC The pendant is carved as a single-horned dragon in profile with an arched s-shaped body and a coiled bi-furcated tail. Both sides are finely incised with ruyi motifs and a various scrolling

Lot #: 2713

Estimate: HK$2,800,000 - HK$4,000,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT

A JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT EARLY WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 476-400 BC The semi-circular pendant is carved in the shape of a dragon shown in profile, with a hole pierced to the centre for suspension. Both sides are carved with comma spirals, c-scrolls and cloud scrolls in low relief. The pendant

Lot #: 2714

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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TWO JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANTS

TWO JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANTS EARLY WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 476-400 BC Each pendant is of semi-circular shape carved in the shape of a coiled dragon with an upturned tail. Larger: 5 in. (12.6 cm.) long, box

Lot #: 2715

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A JADE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' PENDANT

A JADE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' PENDANT LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 300-221 BC The arched pendant is carved as a sinuous dragon with backward-turned head and tail transforming into a phoenix, with comma spirals carved in relief on both sides and a suspension hole pierced close to the centre. 6 3/8

Lot #: 2716

Estimate: HK$160,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A JADE RETICULATED 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' PENDANT

A JADE RETICULATED 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' PENDANT MID-LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-221 BC The arched pendant is carved in openwork as a sinuous dragon with backward-turned head and coiled tail transforming into a phoenix adjacent to a smaller phoenix. 6 1/8 in. (15.4 cm.) long, box

Lot #: 2717

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A YELLOWISH-CELADON JADE RETICULATED 'DOUBLE-DRAGON' PENDANT

A YELLOWISH-CELADON JADE RETICULATED 'DOUBLE-DRAGON' PENDANT MID-WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-300 BC The pendant is finely carved in openwork as a pair of addorsed s-shaped dragons joined at their backs below a ruyi motif. Each dragon is carved with a single bi-furcated horn and a curved snout

Lot #: 2718

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A JADE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' PENDANT

A JADE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' PENDANT MID-LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-221 BC The s-shaped pendant is carved as a slender undulating dragon, the head on one end with a long snout and split mouth, the tail transforming into a phoenix facing a small bird perched on the back of the dragon. 5 7/8

Lot #: 2719

Estimate: HK$280,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE JADE RETICULATED ‘DRAGON AND MONKEY’ PENDANT

A RARE JADE RETICULATED ‘DRAGON AND MONKEY’ PENDANT MID-WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-300 BC The pendant is carved as a sinuous single-horned dragon with an arched body and a monkey clambering on its coiled tail. The mid-section of the body is carved with a rope-twist band flanked by ruyi cloud

Lot #: 2720

Estimate: HK$800,000 - HK$1,200,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINELY CARVED JADE RETICULATED 'DOUBLE-DRAGON' PENDANT

A FINELY CARVED JADE RETICULATED 'DOUBLE-DRAGON' PENDANT MID-WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-300 BC The pendant is carved in vertical symmetry with a dragon's head turned backwards on both ends, their bodies intertwined to form the arch at the centre above an openwork scrollwork motif. 3 1/8 in

Lot #: 2721

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A GREENISH-WHITE JADE RETICULATED 'FOUR-DRAGON' PENDANT

A GREENISH-WHITE JADE RETICULATED 'FOUR-DRAGON' PENDANT MID-WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-300 BC The pendant is carved in openwork as four conjoined coiled dragons with bi-furcated tails, their bodies finely incised with comma spirals alternating with criss-cross patterns . The jade is of an even

Lot #: 2722

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$250,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A VERY RARE AND FINELY CARVED GREYISH-WHITE JADE RETICULATED ‘DRAGON AND...

A VERY RARE AND FINELY CARVED GREYISH-WHITE JADE RETICULATED ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ PENDANT LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD TO EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, CIRCA 300-141 BC The pendant is intricately carved and pierced in symmetry as two single-horned coiled dragons with backward-turned heads and tails

Lot #: 2723

Estimate: HK$3,800,000 - HK$5,000,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A LARGE JADE 'DRAGONS AND CLOUDS' DISC, BI

A LARGE JADE 'DRAGONS AND CLOUDS' DISC, BI LATE SPRING AUTUMN PERIOD - EARLY WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 570 - 400 BC Both sides of the disc are carved in low relief with various types of scrolls and cloud motifs incorporating seven abstract dragons. The surfaces have been covered under white

Lot #: 2724

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A JADE DISC, BI

A JADE DISC, BI MID-WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-300 BC The disc is carved on both sides with raised bosses in the form of comma spirals enclosing the central aperture within raised borders. The stone of celadon tone is covered almost entirely under opaque white alteration. 4 15/16 in. (12.5

Lot #: 2725

Estimate: HK$250,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE RING, HUAN

A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE RING, HUAN MID-WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-300 BC The ring is carved on both sides with raised bosses in the form of comma spirals between raised borders. The stone is of a creamy-white tone with areas of russet inclusions. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) diam., box

Lot #: 2726

Estimate: HK$250,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A PALE CELADON JADE 'DRAGONS AND CLOUDS' RING, HUAN

A PALE CELADON JADE 'DRAGONS AND CLOUDS' RING, HUAN EARLY WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 476-400 BC The ring is carved on both sides with various motifs including raised comma spirals, c-scrolls, and cloud scrolls, arranged to represent abstract dragons amid clouds. 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) diam., box

Lot #: 2727

Estimate: HK$160,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE DISC, BI

A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE DISC, BI MID WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 400-300 BC The disc is carved on one side with raised bosses in the form of comma spirals enclosing the central aperture within narrow raised borders. The reverse plain. The stone is of a pale celadon tone with areas of russet

Lot #: 2728

Estimate: HK$160,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A PALE YELLOWISH-CELADON JADE 'DRAGON' SLIT-DISC, JUE

A PALE YELLOWISH-CELADON JADE 'DRAGON' SLIT-DISC, JUE LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, CIRCA 570-476 BC Both sides of the disc are carved with different types of scrolls in double-line grooves, interspersed with finely incised comma spirals, ovals and shaped cartouches filled with parallel lines

Lot #: 2729

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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TWO PAIRS OF JADE ORNAMENTS

TWO PAIRS OF JADE ORNAMENTS EARLY SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, CIRCA 770-670 BC The lot comprises a pair of pale celadon flattened jade split-disc ornaments, jue, each incised on one side with a double-headed dragon; and a pair of small pale celadon jade ornaments each carved in the form of a

Lot #: 2730

Estimate: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021