Until Sat, 1st Jan 2022

Buy it now

 
 
 

A PALE GREEN AND BROWN JADE HUANG ORNAMENT

Jade. China, early Western Han, 2nd-1st century BC

The huang pendant is carved from a very translucent, pale green jade which almost appears like glass. The square-like indentations on the edge carved at the extremities of the ornaments are a highly stylized rendering of two dragon heads. The segmented sections on the present huang thus stand for the chin, mouth, snout, and horns of the fully rendered dragons. The contour of the ornament is marked by a plain band, while the entire surface of the jade is covered with a dense pattern of small hexagons in relief.

Similar pendants have been excavated from the early Western Han princely tombs at Shizishan Xuzhou, Jiangsu province; see James C.S. Lin (ed.), The Search for Immortality. Tomb Treasures of Han China, Cambridge 2012, no. 69. Compare a huang in the British Museum, illustrated in J. Rawson, Chinese Jade. From the Neolithic to the Qing, London 1999, no. 17:6, and another in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession no. 2001.665. See also the pair of huang published in F. Salviati, 4000 Years of Chinese Archaic Jades, Edition Zacke, Vienna 2017, no. 285. Compare also a related but larger huang (26.4 cm long) at Christie’s Hong Kong in Chinese Archaic Jades from the Yangdetang Collection on 29 November 2017, lot 2776, sold for HKD 162,500.

LENGTH 17.8 cm

Provenance: Collection of Prof. Filippo Salviati.

Buy now for €4,600



 
 

How to Buy Online

You must log in or create an online account in order to buy items from the shop.

Click the red 'Buy it Now' button to buy this item for the price listed on the screen. You will then be able to download your invoice and receive instructions about how to pay. Prices already include Buyer's Premium. The price you see here is the final price you will end up paying. 

If you would like to buy multiple items at the same time, add the items you want to your cart. You will then be able to check out with multiple items simultaneously.

Items in your cart are not reserved. Please complete the purchase process promptly to secure the items.

How to Buy Offline

If you would like to buy one of these items outside of the online shop, please contact us at office@zacke.at or +43 (1) 532 04 52.

Important Changes to Our Terms and Conditions

As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our auctions fair and transparent, we recently updated our terms and conditions. We encourage you to read through these updates carefully (§34-50) to make sure you understand them. These updates are specifically designed to protect all serious and committed buyers from bidding against non-payers, who attempt to inflate prices without the intent of paying their auction bills.

For further reading about non-payers at auction, go here: https://www.zacke.at/aboutnonpayers/.

Main points include:

  • Bidders must complete their due diligence and clarify all questions about the objects before the auction. After the auction, Zacke will not answer questions from bidders unless the purchase price has been paid in full. Of course, this does not apply to questions concerning shipping, insurance, customs, etc.
  • A sale cancellation of any kind after the fall of the hammer is not possible. The only exception to this fundamental rule is our guarantee of authenticity [the Guarantee].
  • A Guarantee Claim, however, can only be raised after the purchase price has been paid in full by the buyer and within 45 days after the auction day.

If you have any questions about our policies, please contact us at office@zacke.at.

By placing a bid, you agree to our Terms of Auction and Terms and Conditions.