1st Mar, 2024 10:00

The No Reserve Dragon Sale

 
  Lot 44
 

44

A DARK GREEN JADE ‘FISH’ PENDANT, SHANG DYNASTY
商代墨綠色魚形玉飾

Sold for €650

including Buyer's Premium


Lot details


Please note this Lot is to be sold at No Reserve. 本拍品不設底價

China, 1600-1046 BC. Of slender form with a single aperture in the mouth for suspension. Mouth, eyes, and gills boldly carved with detailed incisions on the fins, a single character etched into one side of the fish. The partly translucent stone is of a deep-green tone with darker shadings, giving it an almost black sheen.

Inscription: To one side, ‘gu’ (‘archaic’).

Provenance: From an old private collection in Budapest, Hungary, acquired during the first half of the 20th century.
Condition: Very good condition with natural wear, commensurate with age. Some weathering and erosion, calcification, minor nibbling.

Weight: 12.1 g
Dimensions: Length 7 cm

Please click here to read the full description

Expert's note: Half of the stone is translucent while the other is opaque. With natural sunlight shining through, the translucent half is of a dark green color, bespeckled with dark brown flecks that create the appearance of fish scales.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 27 November 2020, lot 696
Price: HKD 52,920 or approx. EUR 6,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A green jade ‘fish’ pendant, Shang dynasty
Expert remark: Note the size (5.9 cm).

点此阅读中文翻译 (Chinese Translation)

商代墨綠色魚形玉飾
中國,公元前1600-1046 年。細長魚形,嘴裡有一個用於懸掛的孔。魚嘴、眼睛、鰓以及鰭上有陰線雕刻。魚背刻有一個“古”字。局部半透明的深綠色調玉料,帶有較深的陰影,呈現近乎黑色的光澤。

來源:匈牙利布達佩斯私人舊藏,購於二十世紀上半葉。
品相:狀況非常好,自然磨損,部分風化、結殼、鈣化、輕微磕損。

重量:12.1 克
尺寸:長 7 厘米

專家注釋:玉料一半是半透明的,而另一半是不透明的。在自然陽光的下,半透明的一半呈深綠色,上面點綴著深褐色的斑點,呈現出如魚鱗般的外觀。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港蘇富比,2020年11月27日,lot 696
價格:HKD 52,920(相當於今日EUR 6,500
描述:商代青玉魚形玉飾
專家評論:請注意尺寸(5.9厘米)。
 


Please note this Lot is to be sold at No Reserve. 本拍品不設底價

China, 1600-1046 BC. Of slender form with a single aperture in the mouth for suspension. Mouth, eyes, and gills boldly carved with detailed incisions on the fins, a single character etched into one side of the fish. The partly translucent stone is of a deep-green tone with darker shadings, giving it an almost black sheen.

Inscription: To one side, ‘gu’ (‘archaic’).

Provenance: From an old private collection in Budapest, Hungary, acquired during the first half of the 20th century.
Condition: Very good condition with natural wear, commensurate with age. Some weathering and erosion, calcification, minor nibbling.

Weight: 12.1 g
Dimensions: Length 7 cm

Please click here to read the full description

Expert's note: Half of the stone is translucent while the other is opaque. With natural sunlight shining through, the translucent half is of a dark green color, bespeckled with dark brown flecks that create the appearance of fish scales.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 27 November 2020, lot 696
Price: HKD 52,920 or approx. EUR 6,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A green jade ‘fish’ pendant, Shang dynasty
Expert remark: Note the size (5.9 cm).

点此阅读中文翻译 (Chinese Translation)

商代墨綠色魚形玉飾
中國,公元前1600-1046 年。細長魚形,嘴裡有一個用於懸掛的孔。魚嘴、眼睛、鰓以及鰭上有陰線雕刻。魚背刻有一個“古”字。局部半透明的深綠色調玉料,帶有較深的陰影,呈現近乎黑色的光澤。

來源:匈牙利布達佩斯私人舊藏,購於二十世紀上半葉。
品相:狀況非常好,自然磨損,部分風化、結殼、鈣化、輕微磕損。

重量:12.1 克
尺寸:長 7 厘米

專家注釋:玉料一半是半透明的,而另一半是不透明的。在自然陽光的下,半透明的一半呈深綠色,上面點綴著深褐色的斑點,呈現出如魚鱗般的外觀。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港蘇富比,2020年11月27日,lot 696
價格:HKD 52,920(相當於今日EUR 6,500
描述:商代青玉魚形玉飾
專家評論:請注意尺寸(5.9厘米)。

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