15. Han Dynasty Inscribed Jade Bi with Reign Title Jianyuan and w/ open-worked Extension, H. 59.2cms, W. 31.5cms, T. 1.1cm

本器和田青玉雕琢, 形制為出廓玉璧. 出廓部分頂端飾中央飾鳳鳥紋, 由一圓環圍繞, 圓環則由如意吉祥紋環繞, 下端飾神面毗鄰玉璧. 玉璧區分為兩層,  外層以方框隔成兩區, 外區飾龍鳳紋, 內區飾吉祥紋. 第二層雙面陰刻篆體輪台詔銘文, 正面銘文: (正面)”軍士死略離散,悲痛常在朕心。今請遠田輪台,欲起亭隧,是擾勞天下,非所以優民也。今朕不忍聞。大鴻臚等又議,欲募囚徒送匈奴使者,明封侯之賞以報忿,五伯所弗能為也。且匈奴得漢降者,常”(反面)”提掖搜索,問以所聞。今邊塞未正,闌出不禁,障候長吏使卒獵獸,以皮肉為利,卒苦而烽火乏,失亦上集不得,後降者來,若捕生口虜,乃知之。當今務,在禁苛暴,止擅賦,力本農,修馬複令” 落款劉徹. 孔的部分飾篆體建元二字. 本器雕工精美, 線條細膩, 本器更具備差異風化, 擴散暈沁色, 溶蝕孔, 鈣化等古玉跡象. 是漢代出廓銘文玉璧不可多得的精品.( 來源: 家族百年收藏)

The object is carved with green-tone Hetian jade and is in the shape of a jade bi with an extension. The top of the extension is decorated with a phoenix surrounded by a ring, the ring is surrounded by auspicious patterns, and the lower end is decorated with a god face adjacent to the jade. The bi has two sections, the outer section is divided into two areas by a square frame, the outer area is decorated with dragon and phoenix patterns, and the inner area is decorated with auspicious patterns. Both sides of the bi are inscriptions with the text from the Luntai decree signed by Liu Che. The part of the hole is decorated with the two characters Jianyuan in the seal script. This vessel is exquisitely carved, with delicate lines, and this vessel has differential weathering, diffusive markings, dissolved pits, and calcification. It is an excellent Han bi with scripts and extensions.