戰國神面紋白玉瓶, Warring States Jade Vase, H. 13cm, W.9.8cm, 510grams

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戰國神面紋白玉瓶, H. 13cm, W.9.8cm, 510grams。本器材質屬於純白玻璃種和田玉質, 就結構上言, 瓶口之大小與瓶身相等,瓶頸之高度與瓶身至底座之高度相等. 瓶身中央四等份處各有一游環.就表面紋飾言, 瓶身上部三分之一處, 圍繞著四組具有戰國風格之淺浮雕龍紋, 瓶身其他三分之二, 則有四組戰國風格之淺浮雕神面紋.本器之造型優美, 外形所構成之線條, 對稱而精確. 有差異風化, 增生晶體, 斑晶等古玉跡象. 綜合而言, 本件為不可多得之戰國玉器精品, 是行家收藏的對象。The object is made of Hetian jade with pure white glassy touch quality. As far as the design is concerned, fluid curvature and symmetry perfection are seen for the whole vase. The size of the vase mouth and that of the body is equally presented.

The height of the vase neck and that of the lower body is equal . Loose rings are seen on each side of the quarter area. On the surface of the one third area is seen the deity’s face surround by low relief dragon motifs. The deity face has the style of Shang Dynasty and the dragon style is fabricated with line style. The archaic evidences are seen to include deteriorated marking, additive crystals. This is one of the extreme fine workmanship,  the the rare and marvelous items for professional collectors.Still_2017-09-28_111631_60X_N0016

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 10
  2. rareness: 10
  3. historical and cultural significance: 9
  4. workmanship: 10
  5. size:8
  6. condition: 10

Proverb: In a calm sea every man is a pilot (Roman).

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戰國方口出脊白玉樽, Warring States Jade Vase, H. 21cm

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戰國方口出脊白玉樽, H. 21cm。玉樽為盛酒之器. 本件玉樽系一體成形, 而以造型區分為三節.上寬下窄. 最上層上寬下窄之梯形立體, 開口處外緣各邊長度為10cm, 底部各邊長度為5.8cm, 高度為9cm. 第二層中間略為鼓起方形體, 中間寬度及高度均為6.5cm.第三層為上窄下寬之倒梯形, 上邊寬度為5.8cm, 下邊寬度為7cm . 全器四個角有波浪形鏤空出牙, 第一層與第三層為多層次具有戰國風格之淺浮雕神面與雙鳳紋. 中間層為神面與雙龍紋. 本器以上等白玉雕制, 有石灰沁及微帶綠色及橘色之沁色,差異風化, 冰裂紋等古玉跡象. 本器刀工優美, 線條華麗流暢, 是難得的戰國玉樽。s__3760150 (1)Made of mutton white Hetian jade as a whole piece of work, this vase is seen has three sections. The upper and lower sections are in the shape of a trapezoid, with the middle section around corner cube. The four corners of the container are seen typical Warring States wave curve notched edge with open work. The upper and lower sections are seen low relief motifs of spirit’s face and phoenix and the middle section with spirit’s face and dragon. The motifs are extraordinarily fine carved. The archaic evidences of differential weathering and cleaving veins are found on several spots of the object.

Appraisal Indexes:
1. quality of jade: 10
2. rareness: 9
3. historical and cultural significance: 8
4. workmanship: 10
5. size:9
6. condition: 10
Proverb: Care and diligence bring luck (English).
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戰國黃玉方口玉樽,Warring States Jade Vase, H. 22cm

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This  artifact is made of Hetian jade with yellow tone. Three sections comprise the whole object with the upper section with low relief phoenix whose tail is exaggeratedly extended is the biggest, the middle section with low relief deity face motif is bigger and the bottom section which is plain is the smallest. The archaic evidences of differential weathering and additive crystals are found on several spots of the object.Still_2017-03-27_124905_60X_N0496

Appraisal Indexes:
1. quality of jade: 9
2. rareness: 9
3. historical and cultural significance: 8
4. workmanship: 8
5. size:9
6. condition: 10
For any questions, please write to Prof. Chen.