和田玉的新標準兼論羊脂白玉Hetian jade’s new standard and on Hetian suet white jade

IMG_2686IMG-2938IMG_2934IMG_2925S__4841477S__3956744IMG_2633何謂和田玉?和田玉本身不是地域概念,並非特指新疆和田地區出產的玉,而是一類產品的名稱。我國把透閃石成份佔98%以上的石頭都命名為和田玉,也可以稱為軟玉、透閃石、透閃石加軟玉、透閃石加和田玉,這幾個名字都不違法,都在國標範圍內。原產西域莎車國、於闐國(今中國新疆和田),考古結果證明,距今七千年前的仰韶文化遺址已發現有和田玉。中國把透閃石成份佔98%以上的石頭都命名為和田玉。

和田玉是一種由微晶體集合體構成的單礦物岩,含極少的雜質礦物,主要成分為透閃石。其著名產地是號稱「萬山之祖」的昆崙山中,今新疆維吾爾族自治區和田地區。和田玉產於整個昆崙山北坡長約1300公里,以和田為中心的狹長地帶的昆崙山上與河中之玉璞,故又把崑山玉稱為「和田玉」。和田玉是玉石中的高檔玉石,而且是我國國石的候選玉石之一。現今和田玉的名稱在國家標準中不具備產地意義,即無論產於新疆、青海、遼寧、貴州、俄羅斯、加拿大、韓國,其主要成分為透閃石即可稱為和田玉。

羊脂白玉是和田玉中的寶石級材料,是白玉中質純色白的極品,具備最佳光澤和質地,表現為:溫潤堅密、瑩透純淨、潔白無瑕、如同凝脂,故名。羊脂玉自古以來人們極為重視,是玉中極品,非常珍貴。

What is Hetian jade? Hetian jade itself is not a geographical concept, not specifically the jade produced in the Hetian area of ​​Xinjiang, but the name of a class of products. In China, more than 98% of the tremolite components are named Hetian jade, which can also be called nephrite, tremolite, tremolite, soft jade, tremolite, and Hetian jade. These names are not illegal and are within the national standard. Originally produced in the Western Regions of Shache, Yu Yuguo (now Hetian, Xinjiang, China), the archaeological results prove that Hetian jade has been found in the Yangshao cultural site dating back 7,000 years ago. In China, more than 98% of the tremolite components are named Hetian jade.

Hetian jade is a single mineral rock composed of microcrystal aggregates with very few impurity minerals. The main component is tremolite. Its famous place of origin is the Kunlun Mountain, known as the “ancestor of Wanshan Mountain”, and the Hetian area of ​​Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Hetian jade is about 1300 kilometers long on the northern slope of Kunlun Mountain. It is called Yutianyu on the Kunlun Mountain and the river in the narrow strip with Hetian as the center. Hetian jade is a high-grade jade in jade and one of the candidate jade stones in China. Nowadays, the name of Hetian jade does not have the origin of the national standard, that is, whether it is produced in Xinjiang, Qinghai, Liaoning, Guizhou, Russia, Canada, South Korea, its main component is tremolite, which can be called Hetian jade.

Hetian suet white jade is is a gem-quality Hetian jade. It has the best luster and texture.

中共中央政治局:提升中华文化影响力,古代艺术品资产化必将带动世界经济Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee: Enhancing the influence of Chinese culture, the ancient art assets will surely drive the world economy

4月19日中共中央政治局召开的会议重点指出: “ 建设具有强大凝聚力和引领力的社会主义意识形态,培养担当民族复兴大任的时代新人,更好满足人民精神文化生活新期待,不断提升中华文化影响力。” 而古代艺术品资产化对于实现中华民族复兴、构建人类命运共同体、满足人民精神文化生活、提升中华文化影响力、提高综合国力、促进艺术品市场交易流通、吸收海外资本、提升经济活力、实现中国梦具有积极的战略意义。ebook

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IMG_2932On April 19th, the meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee focused on: “Building a socialist ideology with strong cohesiveness and leadership, cultivating new people in the era who are responsible for national rejuvenation, better meeting the new expectations of the people’s spiritual and cultural life, and constantly improving China. Cultural influence.” The ancient art assets are aimed at realizing the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, building a community of human destiny, satisfying the people’s spiritual and cultural life, enhancing the influence of Chinese culture, improving overall national strength, promoting the trading and circulation of the art market, absorbing overseas capital, and promoting economic vitality and realization of the Chinese dream have positive strategic significance

东周黄玉瑞兽玉佩饰,Eastern Zhou Dynasty Jade Plaque, L.22cm

Sold for 26,570,000 HKD at the Sotheby HK April 2019 Auction

古玉界 4月3日

瑞兽造形融合现实与想象,线条流利优雅,满富韵律感,曲直之间,勾勒猛兽慑人姿态,兽身细琢阴刻,浮雕纹饰隐约,刚柔并济,气势万千。

存世兽形佩虽大同小异,然现例之腿部以阴刻曲线做凤鸟纹与龙纹,独树一格,突显当朝常贝鸟兽纹羽状、曲卷的特征,设计流畅简约,精练脱俗,无冗赘之处,寥寥数笔已明确捕捉神兽气韻。

Integrated with reality and imagination,  the auspicious animal has been carved with elegant and gracious lines.  Full of rhythmic feeling, the curved and straight presentation has depicted the animal fierce posture. The total curving of motifs has vaguely shown that mixed with strong and soft elements full of variation.

While exiting jade plaques with similar shape and size are common, this jade plaque is unique that the intaglio phoenix and dragon motif on the jade plaque is marvelously present the characteristics of Eastern Zhou Dynasty style. With all these excellent elements, this jade plaque worth the price it settles at this Sotheby spring auction.

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