50. Han Dynasty Inscribed Open-worked Jade Bi w/ reign Title Yuanguang, w/Extension, w/ Zhang yi zi sun(长宜子孙), H. 36 cms, W.20.8cm, T. 0.7cm

 本器青玉雕琢, 玉器結構分玉璧及出廓兩部分, 雙面對稱雕琢. 玉璧部分三層: 最內層鏤刻漢武帝元光年號,內層陰刻篆體 「…少君資  好方,善為巧發奇中。嘗從武安侯飲,座中有年九十餘者,少君乃言其王父游射處。老人為兒時從父,識其處。一座盡驚。少君見上,上有古銅器,問少君。少君曰:此器齊桓公十五年陳於柏寢。(取材自《論衡·道虛》)…落款漢武帝」外層鏤刻神面龍紋, 神面位於上下左右四方, 補白處飾鏤刻龍紋. 出廓部分中間由上而下鏤刻篆體宜子孫三字, 兩邊飾鏤刻龍紋,本器多處紋飾邊緣存在以管鑽進行游絲毛雕為之的痕跡。本器差異風化, 擴散暈沁色, 石灰沁等古玉跡象明顯. 本器雕工精美, 集歷史, 文化, 藝術等豐厚含量, 誠為國寶級大型漢代玉璧, 是專業玉器收藏者夢寐以求的藏品.

Carved with yellow tone jade, the object is bi with an extension attachment.  The extension is decorated with seal-style character 長宜子孫 aligned vertically. Both sides are decorated with a dragon and a phoenix.  Carved double-sided, the bi has two sections with the hole engraved with the reign title 元光(Yuanguang).  The outer section is decorated with open-worked God’s faces at the four quarters with dragon and phoenix. The inner section has scripts on both sides. The scripts are taken from 《史記封禪書》are carved with a seal style. The front side reads” 少君者故深澤侯舍人主方。匿其年及其生長,常自謂七十,能使物,卻老。其游以方遍諸侯。無妻子。人聞其能使物及不死,更饋遺之,常餘金錢衣食。人皆以為不治生業而饒給,又不知其何所人,愈信,爭事之。少君資好方,善為巧發奇中。嘗從武安侯飲,坐中有九十餘老人,少君乃言與其大父游射處,老人為兒時從其大父,識其處,一坐盡驚。少君見上,上有故銅器,問少君。少君曰:「此器齊桓公”. The back side reads” 十年陳於柏寢。」已而案其刻,果齊桓公器。一宮盡駭,以為少君神,數百歲人也。少君言上曰:「祠灶則致物,致物而丹沙可化為黃金,黃金成以為飲食器則益壽,益壽而海中蓬萊僊者乃可見,見之以封禪則不死,黃帝是也。臣嘗游海上,見安期生,安期生食巨棗,大如瓜。安期生僊者,通蓬萊中,合則見人,不合則隱。」於是天子始親祠灶,遣方士入海求蓬萊安期生之屬,而事化丹沙諸藥齊為黃金矣” signed by漢武帝(Emperor Han Wu “… The differential weathering, diffusive markings, calcification, and other ancient jade signs are obvious.   This bi is exquisitely carved with rich content of history. It is a national treasure level large-scale Han Dynasty jade bi for professional jade collectors