理由:本器係由優質白玉雙面對稱雕琢, 形制為玉璧, 以繩索紋區分內外兩區, 外區為天界, 內區為地界, 玉璧內區為穀紋, 象徵大地五穀豐收, 繩索紋象徵雲氣. 玉璧外緣雕琢四組神面, 神面係由兩組龍首組成, 龍首係由鳳隻組成., 鳳鳥是楚國尊崇的圖騰 (鳳飛九天), 區隔四組神面的紋飾是象徵通往天界的天門, 四組天門分別為東西南北天門, 就中國玉文化的標準言, 本玉璧圖騰之設計內涵完整且合乎邏輯, 線條宛轉流暢優美, 刀工力道雄渾, 玉質溫潤, 沁色自然, 符合千年國寶應有之本色.
Comment: Carved with top quality white jade, the object is bi with symmetric motifs and carving style on both sides. The plane of the bi is divided into two sections by a rope shape line. The outer section is heaven which is formed by four god’s faces. Between the god’s face has an auspicious motif carrying the meaning of gate to heaven. The god’s face is formed by two sets of the dragon which is formed by phoenix the major motif of He’s home country Chu State. In terms of jade bi motif design, this is the most perfect jade bi in the Chinese jade culture history. ( Not for sale.)
理由:本器羊脂白玉雕琢, 就整體造型而言, 母鷹背負子鷹,尾部則庇護著幼龍,母鷹頭部微微後彎, 凝視著子鷹及幼龍, 深怕牠們照顧不周, 將幼吾幼,以及人之幼的偉大情操,流露無遺,符合光武中興之漢光武帝注意民生與民休息之經濟政策精神. 本器造型意境之高,令人讚嘆.左右翅膀各有祥龍環抱,尾部則為如意捲雲紋,凸顯本鷹之尊貴祥瑞, 非比尋常, 胸前有篆體光武御製銘文,表明使用本器之主人乃漢光武帝.
Carved with mutton white jade, the container design of a mother carrying a baby on the back has seen in the Western Zhou Dynasty bronze artifacts and later in Warring States jades. The lid of the container has a young eagle carving. Underneath the tail having two branches( having a similar style to that of the bronze bird container ) of the mother eagle protecting a young dragon. The mother eagle is staring backward at both the young eagle and the young dragon to make sure they are nicely taken care of. The noble character of loving not only her own loved but also the others have fully been expressed. This theme conforms to Emperor Kwan -Wu’s economic policy of paying attention to people’s livelihood, resting with the people. (List price US$300,000)
理由:本器以辟邪作為外形, 在辟邪之內, 刻有一神面, 三個仙人, 十八隻辟邪( 其中一隻俱戰國風格) , 辟邪的形像或全身,或半身, 或僅為頭部. 無論是神面, 仙人, 或是辟邪, 無不神態生動, 再次, 東漢形而下的元素是玉雕切割及雕琢技術獲得高度成就, 本器儘管雕刻的難度甚高, 線條仍然婉約流暢. 本器係以和田水料白玉雕成, 在厚僅有0.2公分的玉料上, 以淺浮雕及鏤空的技術, 酷似在玉片上作畫, 誠屬玉雕藝術之瑰寶, 十分珍罕, 最後, 由於是0.2公分的薄雕, 辟邪獸頭部的立體結構巧妙地利用平面方式加以呈現。
Applying the techniques of low relief and openwork, this Han Dynasty artifact presents one god’s face, three divines, and eighteen mythical animals on the jade plaque as thin as 0.2cm to compose a pixie with wings. The appearances of all figures which may be only the head, half, and whole body of the mythical animals have been depicted vividly. This is a scene to carry the soul of human beings to heaven. Despite the difficulty of workmanship, the lines of the objects on the artifact are presented smoothly and elegantly, it is no doubt that this artifact is a masterpiece in the jade carving. (List price: US$ 200,000)