商代玉璧, Shang Dynasty Jade Bi, D. 13.5cms, T.1cm, 453grams

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商代玉璧D. 13.5cms, T.1cm, 453grams。《爾雅•釋器》:“肉倍好謂之璧。”邢疏:“肉,邊也。好,孔也。邊大於孔者名璧。 “肉”是指璧中孔以外的邊;“好”是璧的中間的圓形孔。璧的“肉”、“好”,在古代有明確的規定,即“肉倍好”。所謂“肉倍好”,就是璧的外邊的寬度是中孔直徑的兩倍,符合這個標準的或接近這個標準的玉器才叫璧, 本器黃玉雕琢,紋飾雙面對稱, 孔的尺寸為2.8cm, 肉的尺寸為5.6cm, 符合所謂“肉倍好”,就是璧的外邊的寬度是中孔直徑的兩倍的標準。正反面各有兩個排列相反的方向的龍形抽象設計。雕刻風格是商代典型兩條切割線形成的凸線。在璧的外圈上有一個三星堆 文化青銅眼相似的眼睛圖案,彷彿天外的神明在凝視著我們,古Webp.net-gifmaker (58)玉跡象包括增生晶體,擴散暈沁色和差異風化。Carved with yellow tone jade, the object is a typical bi with symmetric motif on both sides. On each side, there is two abstract design of 55db3c51t537c67994cfetigers arranging in the opposite direction. The carving style is the typical convex line forming from two incised still_2017-03-22_082453_60x_n04791lines of the Shang Dynasty. Antiquity evidence includes additive crystals, diffusive marking, and differential weathering. There is an eye motif on the outer ring of the bi, compares to the Sanxindui Culture bronze eye object, may carry the meaning that the deity in the heaven is watching us. In addition, there is a mark of cutting at the edge of the bi, according to the undocumented source, this kind of mark keeps the record that the bi has been used for worship already. A new bi should be used for the next worship.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 10
  2. rareness: 9
  3. historical and cultural significance: 7
  4. workmanship: 10
  5. size: 6
  6. condition: 10

漢長樂銘文玉璧, Han Dynasty Jade Bi Disk,H.10cm, W.7cm

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漢長樂銘文玉璧, H.10cm, W.7cm, T.0.6cm, 65g。本器青玉雕琢, 玉璧上端為出廓龍紋, 雙面雕琢,一面為隸書體長樂, 一面為龍鳳紋,玉璧表面飾陰線勾聯雲紋, 此玉璧可能是作為長樂宮之信符, 本器古玉跡象為增生晶體及冰裂紋。Jade Bi Disk, H.10cm, W.7cm, T.0.6cm, 65grams. This object of jade bi is designed to express three major sections: The outer ring with connected cloud of the bi-disk, the inner open work with one side seen “eternal happiness(長樂)” inscription( Changlegong is the name of the palace of the Han Dynasty), the other side seen dragon and phoenix motif, the dragon form attached on the top edge of the outer ring. The object may be used as a pass for entry to the palace of  Chanlegong . With mastery workmanship, this bi disk is pervasively populated with various archaic elements including cleaving veins, additive crystals and differential weathering.

Appraisal Indexes:
1. quality of jade: 10Webp.net-gifmaker - 2020-08-02T123905.945
2. rareness: 9
3. historical and cultural significance: 9
4. workmanship: 10
5. size:7
6. condition: 10
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春秋羊脂白玉玉璧, Spring Autumn Jade Bi-disk, D. 32.8cm, T. 0.6cm. 1.4kg

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Carved with mutton white quality jade( see images below to believe), this bi-disk has a dual motif for both sides. On each side, there are two layers of motifs separated by a rope motif. The inner layer is a crop motif. The outer layer consists of four sets of spirit’s face. The spirit’s face is composed of two dragon heads which in turn composed of phoenix. The carving technique of the artifact applies the typical Western Zhou Dynasty 45 degree slant carving and slim incised lines for the Spring-Autumn period to the greatest extent. The spirit should be touched by offering this bi-disk. Judging by the mastery carving and superior and unique design, this is believed to be the bi disk closest to the legendary Ho’s bi before fully identified. Antiquity evidence consists of differential weathering, diffusive marking, and ancient tool mark. This is a candidate of the Webp.net-gifmaker (42)legendary Ho’s bi.春秋玉璧, D. 32.8cm, T. 0.6cm。 本器羊脂白玉( 請參閱下面圖片) 雕琢, 玉璧两面图腾对称。 在每一面上均有两层图案,由一个绳索纹分隔开。 内层为谷纹, 外层由四组神面组成。 神的脸由两只龙头组成,龙头由凤鸟组成。 雕刻技术春秋时期典型的西周45度倾斜雕法。溫潤的白玉, 春秋戰國時期楚國的玉雕風格,  精湛的雕刻和优越的独特设计, 加上玉雕的尺寸, 不难被认为是最接近传说中的和氏璧。 古玉迹象包括差异风化,扩散晕沁色及增生晶体。

 

imageedit_2_5668382278Appraisal Indexes:

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

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