An important and very rare large Jade pendant, Zhou Dynasty, ca. 700-300 BC.
From the Tony Lee collection: An amazing carving depicting a fantasy animal eating it's own tail. The animal with smaller details of head and body and looks like a mixture of a fish and a bird, perhaps a kind of a Phoenix/Dragon depiction.
Size: 19 cm. long.
Conditionn: Intact, superb for the type.
Provenance: Tony Lee collection, bought from the widow. The jade from this collection was aquired by Tony Lee at auctions in London at Christie's and Sotheby's, before the couple went to China in the early 1950s. Tony died in 1959 in Beijing and since then this pendant has been in the Estate of the widow.
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity with full provenance, guaranteed ancient, unlimited.