30th Sep, 2022 10:00

DAY 2 - TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
Lot 363
 

363

A LAVENDER AND APPLE GREEN JADEITE MUSICAL CHIME, BIANQING, QING TO EARLY REPUBLIC PERIOD
清末民初飄紫翡翠編磬

Sold for €1,950

including Buyer's Premium


Lot details

China, 1830-1930. The translucent chime is carved in relief with two confronting dragons represented in profile, facing a shou symbol at the center and bordered by an openwork design of sinuous dragons. Suspended from two jade chains linking it to a second, smaller element, also carved in openwork and depicting a bat above a shou symbol, and surrounded by sinuous dragons. The third element neatly carved in the shape of a bat, its wings with two loops for suspension.

Provenance: From the personal collection of Carlton and June Baxter, and thence by descent within the family. Carlton “Tony” Baxter (d. 2016) was a noted inventor, former Vice President of Euclid National Bank, and President of Sealwall Products. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Leukemia Society of America and was a US Army paratrooper during the Korean War. He and his wife June (d. 2020) were married for 66 years.
Condition: The stone with natural inclusions and fissures, some of which have developed into small hairline cracks over time. The plaques and chain links with occasional small losses and minor chips, some with old fills, as well as minuscule nibbles to edges, but overall in good condition and presenting remarkably well.

Weight: 685.7 g
Dimensions: Length 28.7 cm (the longest)

The bianqing is a traditional Chinese percussion instrument consisting of a set of flat stone or jade chimes, known as qing, and played melodically. The chimes were hung in a wooden frame and struck with a mallet. Along with the bronze bells called bianzhong, they were an important instrument in China's ritual and court music going back to ancient times.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s Paris, 8 December 2017, lot 254
Price: EUR 7,500 or approx. EUR 8,600 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A jadeite musical chime, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Expert remark: Compare the near identical form and carving as well as the closely related size (28.5 cm). Note that the middle of the three tiers is missing!

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Bonhams San Francisco, 24 June 2013, lot 1004
Price: USD 13,750 or approx. EUR 16,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: An assembled white jade chime
Expert remark: Note that this jade chime comprises three plaques and five toggles connected by gold-colored (not jade) chains.


清末民初飄紫翡翠編磬
中國,1830-1930年。半透明的玉磬浮雕兩條相對的龍的側面,中央對著一個壽字,邊緣鏤空雕刻蜿蜒的龍。懸掛在兩條玉鏈上。玉磬之上還連著一塊鏤雕福壽佩,壽字上一隻蝙蝠,下有一個硬幣紋,周圍龍紋。最上方是一個蝙蝠佩。

來源:Carlton 與June Baxter私人收藏,在同一家族保存至今。Carlton “Tony” Baxter (2016年去世) 是一位著名的發明家,Euclid National Bank國家銀行前副總裁和 Sealwall Products 總裁。他還曾在美國白血病學會董事會任職,並在朝鮮戰爭期間擔任美國陸軍傘兵。他和他的妻子June(2020 年逝世)結婚 66 年。
品相:具有天然絮狀物和裂縫的玉料,隨著時間的推移,其中一些已經發展成細小的裂縫。玉磬和玉鏈局部有缺損和小磕損,有些舊時的填補,以及邊緣的微小磕損,但總體狀況良好。

重量:685.7 克
尺寸:長 28.7 厘米 (最長處)

編磬是源於中國的一種打擊樂器,由石或玉做成“磬”,演奏旋律優美。與稱為編鐘的銅鐘一起,組成中國古代禮樂和宮廷音樂中的重要樂器。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:巴黎佳士得,2017年12月8日,lot 254
價格:EUR 7,500(相當於今日EUR 8,600
描述:十九世紀清代玉編磬
專家評論:比較幾乎相同的外型和雕刻,以及相近的尺寸 (28.5 厘米)。請注意三層玉中間的一層遺失!

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:舊金山邦瀚斯,2013年6月24日,lot 1004
價格:USD 13,750(相當於今日EUR 16,500
描述:白玉磬組
專家評論:請注意,此玉磬由三個玉珮和五個垂綴組成,由金鏈(而不是玉鏈)的鏈條連接。

 

China, 1830-1930. The translucent chime is carved in relief with two confronting dragons represented in profile, facing a shou symbol at the center and bordered by an openwork design of sinuous dragons. Suspended from two jade chains linking it to a second, smaller element, also carved in openwork and depicting a bat above a shou symbol, and surrounded by sinuous dragons. The third element neatly carved in the shape of a bat, its wings with two loops for suspension.

Provenance: From the personal collection of Carlton and June Baxter, and thence by descent within the family. Carlton “Tony” Baxter (d. 2016) was a noted inventor, former Vice President of Euclid National Bank, and President of Sealwall Products. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Leukemia Society of America and was a US Army paratrooper during the Korean War. He and his wife June (d. 2020) were married for 66 years.
Condition: The stone with natural inclusions and fissures, some of which have developed into small hairline cracks over time. The plaques and chain links with occasional small losses and minor chips, some with old fills, as well as minuscule nibbles to edges, but overall in good condition and presenting remarkably well.

Weight: 685.7 g
Dimensions: Length 28.7 cm (the longest)

The bianqing is a traditional Chinese percussion instrument consisting of a set of flat stone or jade chimes, known as qing, and played melodically. The chimes were hung in a wooden frame and struck with a mallet. Along with the bronze bells called bianzhong, they were an important instrument in China's ritual and court music going back to ancient times.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s Paris, 8 December 2017, lot 254
Price: EUR 7,500 or approx. EUR 8,600 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A jadeite musical chime, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Expert remark: Compare the near identical form and carving as well as the closely related size (28.5 cm). Note that the middle of the three tiers is missing!

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Bonhams San Francisco, 24 June 2013, lot 1004
Price: USD 13,750 or approx. EUR 16,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: An assembled white jade chime
Expert remark: Note that this jade chime comprises three plaques and five toggles connected by gold-colored (not jade) chains.


清末民初飄紫翡翠編磬
中國,1830-1930年。半透明的玉磬浮雕兩條相對的龍的側面,中央對著一個壽字,邊緣鏤空雕刻蜿蜒的龍。懸掛在兩條玉鏈上。玉磬之上還連著一塊鏤雕福壽佩,壽字上一隻蝙蝠,下有一個硬幣紋,周圍龍紋。最上方是一個蝙蝠佩。

來源:Carlton 與June Baxter私人收藏,在同一家族保存至今。Carlton “Tony” Baxter (2016年去世) 是一位著名的發明家,Euclid National Bank國家銀行前副總裁和 Sealwall Products 總裁。他還曾在美國白血病學會董事會任職,並在朝鮮戰爭期間擔任美國陸軍傘兵。他和他的妻子June(2020 年逝世)結婚 66 年。
品相:具有天然絮狀物和裂縫的玉料,隨著時間的推移,其中一些已經發展成細小的裂縫。玉磬和玉鏈局部有缺損和小磕損,有些舊時的填補,以及邊緣的微小磕損,但總體狀況良好。

重量:685.7 克
尺寸:長 28.7 厘米 (最長處)

編磬是源於中國的一種打擊樂器,由石或玉做成“磬”,演奏旋律優美。與稱為編鐘的銅鐘一起,組成中國古代禮樂和宮廷音樂中的重要樂器。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:巴黎佳士得,2017年12月8日,lot 254
價格:EUR 7,500(相當於今日EUR 8,600
描述:十九世紀清代玉編磬
專家評論:比較幾乎相同的外型和雕刻,以及相近的尺寸 (28.5 厘米)。請注意三層玉中間的一層遺失!

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:舊金山邦瀚斯,2013年6月24日,lot 1004
價格:USD 13,750(相當於今日EUR 16,500
描述:白玉磬組
專家評論:請注意,此玉磬由三個玉珮和五個垂綴組成,由金鏈(而不是玉鏈)的鏈條連接。

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