Until Sat, 1st Jan 2022

Buy it now

 
 
 

AN ARCHASITIC JADE SCABBARD SLIDE WITH DRAGON AMID CLOUDS, EARLY MING
Lot 155 - AK0621

Jade. China, early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

The exquisite scabbard slide is quite sculptural, with a general rounded shape and a carved design of a dragon in high relief as seen from above, emerging from amidst the clouds. The head of the dragon is decorated with bumps that describe the snout and eyes, and carved lines for the eyebrows and shape of the head. Parallel carved lines run along its back, accentuating the curve of the body, and other carved curls represent the limbs, tail, and curves of the clouds.

The jade is covered with mottled areas of light and dark brown, and black spots, especially in the central part on top, which have rendered the originally translucent light green jade opaque in those areas. The underside is covered with many scattered white patches and some black spots that are particularly noticeable in the cut-out area where the scabbard would have passed.

Compare a related jade scabbard slide decorated with a chilong amid clouds at Christie’s New York in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 22-23 March 2012, Lot 1873, sold for USD 15,000.

LENGTH 10 cm, WIDTH 2.6 cm

Provenance: Old Austrian private collection. Galerie Zacke, Fine Art from China and Tibet, 7 April 2018, lot 116. Collection of Prof. Filippo Salviati, acquired from the above.

Buy now for €4,487



 
 

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.