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Lot 53 (TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism, 5th March 2021)

A BROWN JADE CONG, LIANGZHU CULTURE
良渚文化玉琮

China, Late Neolithic, c. 3300-2200 BC. Of cylindrical form with square projections on four corners, each corner carved with two different registers of stylized masks, one comprising twin bands of narrow parallel grooves above incised circular ‘eyes’ and a short raised band with rounded ends for the ‘nose’, and the other with larger eyes and without the parallel bands.

Provenance: Myrna Myers, Paris, 1987, by repute. English private collection in Bournemouth, acquired from the above and thence by descent in the same family. When Sam Myers was sent to Paris by his law firm in the mid-1960s, he and his wife Myrna became so enamored with the city that they decided to make it their home. There, over the course of 50 years, they built an extraordinary art collection, and in 1976, Myrna opened a gallery in Paris specializing in Asian art.
Condition: Good condition commensurate with age, some nicks and nibbling to the edges, the stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into minor cracks over time.

Weight: 439.5 g
Dimensions: Height 5.9 cm, Diameter 7.6 cm

Literature comparison: For several examples of two-tiered Cong, see F. Salviati, 4000 Years of Chinese Archaic Jades, Edition Zacke, Vienna 2017, nos. 51, 53 and 54.

良渚文化玉琮
中國,新石器時代末期,公元前約 3300-2200 年。内圓外方,四角各有不同人面紋。

來源一個英國Bournemouth私人收藏據説1987年購於巴黎Myrna Myer,自此保存在同一家族至今。1960年代中期,Sam Myers被他的律師事務所派往巴黎,他和妻子Myrna對這座城市非常著迷,以至於他們決定將其作為自己的家。 在之後的50年的時間裡,他們在那裡建立了非凡的藝術收藏。1976年,Myrna在巴黎開設了一家專門從事亞洲藝術的藝廊。

圖片:Myrna 與 Sam Myers
品相:良好的狀態與年齡相稱,有一些缺口和邊緣磨損,玉石有天然裂縫,隨著時間的流逝,其中一些可能會發展成細微的裂縫。

重量:439.5 克
尺寸:高5.9 厘米, 直徑7.6 厘米

Starting price
€750
Estimate
€1,500
 

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China, Late Neolithic, c. 3300-2200 BC. Of cylindrical form with square projections on four corners, each corner carved with two different registers of stylized masks, one comprising twin bands of narrow parallel grooves above incised circular ‘eyes’ and a short raised band with rounded ends for the ‘nose’, and the other with larger eyes and without the parallel bands.

Provenance: Myrna Myers, Paris, 1987, by repute. English private collection in Bournemouth, acquired from the above and thence by descent in the same family. When Sam Myers was sent to Paris by his law firm in the mid-1960s, he and his wife Myrna became so enamored with the city that they decided to make it their home. There, over the course of 50 years, they built an extraordinary art collection, and in 1976, Myrna opened a gallery in Paris specializing in Asian art.
Condition: Good condition commensurate with age, some nicks and nibbling to the edges, the stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into minor cracks over time.

Weight: 439.5 g
Dimensions: Height 5.9 cm, Diameter 7.6 cm

Literature comparison: For several examples of two-tiered Cong, see F. Salviati, 4000 Years of Chinese Archaic Jades, Edition Zacke, Vienna 2017, nos. 51, 53 and 54.

良渚文化玉琮
中國,新石器時代末期,公元前約 3300-2200 年。内圓外方,四角各有不同人面紋。

來源一個英國Bournemouth私人收藏據説1987年購於巴黎Myrna Myer,自此保存在同一家族至今。1960年代中期,Sam Myers被他的律師事務所派往巴黎,他和妻子Myrna對這座城市非常著迷,以至於他們決定將其作為自己的家。 在之後的50年的時間裡,他們在那裡建立了非凡的藝術收藏。1976年,Myrna在巴黎開設了一家專門從事亞洲藝術的藝廊。

圖片:Myrna 與 Sam Myers
品相:良好的狀態與年齡相稱,有一些缺口和邊緣磨損,玉石有天然裂縫,隨著時間的流逝,其中一些可能會發展成細微的裂縫。

重量:439.5 克
尺寸:高5.9 厘米, 直徑7.6 厘米

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Auction: TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism, 5th March 2021

Our two-day premium auction features 782 stunning lots, many of museum quality, with 152 named provenances ranging from museum deaccessions to notable collectors, and from the intriguing to the illustrious. Among these are the last emperor of Vietnam, the personal physician of Puyi, the Commander of the German Marine for East Asia, the Deputy Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia, the Rockefeller and Rothschild families, Cardinal Neri Maria Corsini, the granddaughter of the Coca-Cola founder, noted artists Lindy Guinness, Lü Xiaguang and Zhou Shengli as well as historic dealerships Bluett, Spink, Rare Art, Vermeer & Griggs, Roger Keverne, Nicholas Grindley, Eileen Kershaw, Myrna Myers, Dr. Otto Burchard, only to name very few. On the first day of the auction, 409 lots will be offered, including Works of Art; Hardstones, Jades and Seals; Ceramics and Porcelain; and Snuff Bottles. The second day will see the remaining 373 lots fall under the hammer, including Bronzes and Sculptures; Organic Material and Furniture; Thangkas, Textiles and Paintings; and, last but not least, Buddhism and Hinduism.  

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