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

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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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戰國玉璜, Warring States Jade Huang, L.25cm, H.9cm, 190 grams

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Warring States Jade huang Certificate

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戰國玉璜,L.25cm, H.9cm, 190 gramsS__3563529

玉璜與玉璧, 玉琮及玉圭同為為古代玉器四瑞. 本器青玉雕琢, 玉璜形制, 兩端為龍首, 主體兩面飾吉祥雲紋淺浮雕, 下方飾龍鳳紋, 古玉跡象為溶蝕孔, 擴散暈沁色及鈣化.Carved with white jade, the object has the shape of huang with dragon head on each end. At the center of the huang, there are open work dragon and phoenix facing each other.On both side of the surface, low relief auspicious cloud motifs are decorated. Antiquity evidences include dissolved pits, differential weathering and diffusive markings. Similar design is seen in the National Palace Museum collection.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 8
  2. rareness: 6
  3. historical and cultural significance: 5
  4. workmanship: 8
  5. size: 6
  6. condition: 10

Sale price: US$3,200

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Warring States Jade Huang, L. 13.2cm, W.2.8cm, T. 0.5cm, 45grams

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Carved with white jade with glossy bright, this jade huang has a design of dual dragons on both ends with a whole body decorated with beautiful incised lines with slant slope carving.  Two small dragon heads are seen on the center part of the huang. Three holes are seen on the object. One at the top of the middle.With mastery workmanship, the carving styles of this huang conform those popular in the Warring States period. Low relief with slant slope lines which have shown elegant and streamlined curvature. With mastery carving, the plaque is one of the masterpieces.

wshuangadditive2Antiquity evidences include additive crystals, differential weathering and diffusive marking. Similar items are seen in the museums in China (Late Spring Autumn Period Jade Huang, L. 10.9cm, W.3cm, T.0.2cm, unearthed in 1979 from the Ho Guo Dui graveyard #1, Guo Se County, Henan Province, a collection of the Artifacts Institute of  Henan Province, Late Spring Autumn Period Jade Huang, L.8.75cm, W.2.4cm, T.0.2cm,unearthed in 1986 from Zenshan, Wu County,Jiangsu Province, a collection of Artifacts Management Commission of Wu County,Jiangsu Province.)

92Warring States Jade huang (white) Certificate

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 10
  2. rareness: 6
  3. historical and cultural significance: 5
  4. workmanship: 9
  5. size: 3
  6. condition: 10

Sale Price:US$2200    Please use the following form to make your offer: