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AN IVORY JADE BANGLE, LIANGZHU CULTURE
良渚文化象牙色玉手鐲

China, Liangzhu Culture, c. 3300-2200 BC. Of circular form, the sides finely incised with taotie masks on three rectangular registers, the opaque stone of a grayish-white color with dark grayish-black and russet veins.

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Dr. Simon Kwan, Hong Kong. The collection of a member of the Rockefeller family, acquired from the above, circa 1990 (old collector’s label to base reading “Liangzhu, Ex. Coll. Kwan 18,000“). US private collection, acquired from the above in 2017. Dr. Simon Kwan (b. 1941) is a former Hong Kong architect, receiving many awards for his work over the years. He is also a painter and a dedicated researcher and scholar in the field of Chinese art and design. He has written many papers and delivered many lectures on Chinese art at universities and institutions in Hong Kong and abroad. In 1994, the Institute of Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong held an exhibition of 239 jades from Dr. Kwan’s private collection, Chinese Archaic Jades from the Kwan Collection.
Condition: Naturally aged condition commensurate with age, possibly with alterations from the period. Extensive erosion, smaller losses with old fillings, minor nicks here and there, encrustations, natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small cracks over time. Good natural patina, unctuous feel. Inspected under strong blue light.

Weight: 192.1 g
Dimensions: Height 3.8 cm, Inner Diameter 5.1 cm, Outer Diameter 7.2 cm

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related jade bangle at Christie’s Hong Kong in The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Part I - Neolithic Period on 27 November 2019, lot 2724, sold for HKD 2,375,000.

良渚文化象牙色玉手鐲
中國,良渚文化,公元前 3300-2200 年。側面雕刻饕餮紋,灰白色的不透明石頭帶有深灰黑色和赤褐色的脈絡。

來源:原為香港関善明博士收藏。洛克菲勒家族成員大約在1990年從上述收藏購得,舊藏家的標籤上標有“ Liangzhu,Ex。Coll。Kwan 18,000”。 美國私人收藏,於2017年從上述收藏中獲得。関善明博士(生於1941年)是一位前香港建築師,多年來因其工作獲得許多獎項。 他還是一位畫家以及中國藝術和設計領域的專家和學者。 他在香港和國外的大學和機構中撰寫了許多論文,並發表了許多關於中國藝術的演講。 1994年,香港中文大學中文研究所舉辦了一場展覽,展示了關博士私人收藏的239件玉器包括中國高古玉。
圖片: 関善明博士於1999年12月2日在香港大學名譽大學獎學金頒獎典禮上
品相:自然老化的狀況與年齡相稱,可能與該時期的變化有關。 廣泛的侵蝕,舊時填充物修補,局部小刻痕,結殼,自然裂縫,隨著時間的流逝,其中一些可能會發展成小裂縫。 良好油潤的天然包漿。 在強烈的藍光下檢查過。

重量:192.1 克
尺寸:高 3.8 厘米, 內圈直徑5.1 厘米, 外圈直徑7.2 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相似玉鐲,售于香港佳士得The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Part I - Neolithic Period 拍場2019年11月 27日,lot 2724, 售價HKD 2,375,000。

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China, Liangzhu Culture, c. 3300-2200 BC. Of circular form, the sides finely incised with taotie masks on three rectangular registers, the opaque stone of a grayish-white color with dark grayish-black and russet veins.

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Dr. Simon Kwan, Hong Kong. The collection of a member of the Rockefeller family, acquired from the above, circa 1990 (old collector’s label to base reading “Liangzhu, Ex. Coll. Kwan 18,000“). US private collection, acquired from the above in 2017. Dr. Simon Kwan (b. 1941) is a former Hong Kong architect, receiving many awards for his work over the years. He is also a painter and a dedicated researcher and scholar in the field of Chinese art and design. He has written many papers and delivered many lectures on Chinese art at universities and institutions in Hong Kong and abroad. In 1994, the Institute of Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong held an exhibition of 239 jades from Dr. Kwan’s private collection, Chinese Archaic Jades from the Kwan Collection.
Condition: Naturally aged condition commensurate with age, possibly with alterations from the period. Extensive erosion, smaller losses with old fillings, minor nicks here and there, encrustations, natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small cracks over time. Good natural patina, unctuous feel. Inspected under strong blue light.

Weight: 192.1 g
Dimensions: Height 3.8 cm, Inner Diameter 5.1 cm, Outer Diameter 7.2 cm

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related jade bangle at Christie’s Hong Kong in The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Part I - Neolithic Period on 27 November 2019, lot 2724, sold for HKD 2,375,000.

良渚文化象牙色玉手鐲
中國,良渚文化,公元前 3300-2200 年。側面雕刻饕餮紋,灰白色的不透明石頭帶有深灰黑色和赤褐色的脈絡。

來源:原為香港関善明博士收藏。洛克菲勒家族成員大約在1990年從上述收藏購得,舊藏家的標籤上標有“ Liangzhu,Ex。Coll。Kwan 18,000”。 美國私人收藏,於2017年從上述收藏中獲得。関善明博士(生於1941年)是一位前香港建築師,多年來因其工作獲得許多獎項。 他還是一位畫家以及中國藝術和設計領域的專家和學者。 他在香港和國外的大學和機構中撰寫了許多論文,並發表了許多關於中國藝術的演講。 1994年,香港中文大學中文研究所舉辦了一場展覽,展示了關博士私人收藏的239件玉器包括中國高古玉。
圖片: 関善明博士於1999年12月2日在香港大學名譽大學獎學金頒獎典禮上
品相:自然老化的狀況與年齡相稱,可能與該時期的變化有關。 廣泛的侵蝕,舊時填充物修補,局部小刻痕,結殼,自然裂縫,隨著時間的流逝,其中一些可能會發展成小裂縫。 良好油潤的天然包漿。 在強烈的藍光下檢查過。

重量:192.1 克
尺寸:高 3.8 厘米, 內圈直徑5.1 厘米, 外圈直徑7.2 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相似玉鐲,售于香港佳士得The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Part I - Neolithic Period 拍場2019年11月 27日,lot 2724, 售價HKD 2,375,000。

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