China, 8th-3rd century BC. Each side of the arc-shaped huang is intricately carved with a dense network of scrolling spirals, both raised and neatly incised, the end sections carved with an abstract dragon head with slit mouth and rectangular notches at the edges. The translucent stone is of a white tone with few dark specks and cloudy inclusions.
Provenance: From the private collection of Professor Filippo Salviati, Rome, Italy. A professor of archeology and art history at the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies at the Sapienza University of Rome, Prof. Salviati has researched and published extensively on Chinese archaic art.
Condition: Very good condition with minor old wear and few minuscule nicks. Natural inclusions to the stone.
Weight: 31.5 g
Dimensions: Length 8.7 cm
Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s London, 21 February 2019, lot 101
Price: GBP 10,000 or approx. EUR 13,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A celadon jade huang, Eastern Zhou-Warring States period, 8th-3rd century BC
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form and decoration, also with both raised and incised spirals. Note the rope-twist borders, celadon color, and related size (9.5 cm).
來源：義大利羅馬Filippo Salviati教授私人收藏，Filippo Salviati教授是羅馬大學東亞研究所考古系及藝術史系教授。他對中國古代文物以及玉器進行了廣泛研究並出版了很多專著。
尺寸：長 8.7 厘米
價格：GBP 10,000（相當於今日EUR 13,500）
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