1st Mar, 2024 10:00

The No Reserve Dragon Sale

 
  Lot 56
 

56

A JADE ‘FISH’ PENDANT, LATE SHANG TO EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY
商末至西周魚形玉飾

Starting price
€250
Estimate
€500
Current bid
€250
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Please note this Lot is to be sold at No Reserve. 本拍品不設底價

China, 1200-1100 BC. Of slender form with a long snout, pierced with a small aperture, the body neatly incised to represent the gills, fins, and tail of the fish. The opaque stone of a mottled pale gray, creamy yellow, and dark brown color. Good, ancient polish with an unctuous feel overall.

Provenance: From an old private collection in Budapest, Hungary, acquired during the first half of the 20th century.
Condition: Good condition with signs of aged wear. Minor nibbling. The stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks.

Weight: 11.7 g
Dimensions: 8.4 cm

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Literature comparison:
Compare two similarly flat-nosed fish pendants with incised fins and tail in the British Museum, registration nos. 1937,0416.75-76 and 2022,3034.130.

点此阅读中文翻译 (Chinese Translation)

商末至西周魚形玉飾
中國,公元前1200-1100 年。細長,長鼻可辨,上有一小孔,表面雕刻線條清晰,可見魚鰓、鰭和尾巴。玉料呈現斑駁的淺灰色、黃色和深棕色,表面抛光良好,整體瑩潤。

來源:匈牙利布達佩斯私人舊藏,購於二十世紀上半葉。
品相:狀況良好,有老化跡象,輕微磕損,具有天然紋理的石料,其中一些可能已經發展成細小的裂紋。

重量:11.7 克
尺寸:8.4 厘米

文獻比較:
比較兩件相似長鼻,並刻有鰭和尾巴的魚形玉飾,收藏於大英博物館,收藏編號1937,0416.75-76和2022,3034.130。
 


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

China, 1200-1100 BC. Of slender form with a long snout, pierced with a small aperture, the body neatly incised to represent the gills, fins, and tail of the fish. The opaque stone of a mottled pale gray, creamy yellow, and dark brown color. Good, ancient polish with an unctuous feel overall.

Provenance: From an old private collection in Budapest, Hungary, acquired during the first half of the 20th century.
Condition: Good condition with signs of aged wear. Minor nibbling. The stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks.

Weight: 11.7 g
Dimensions: 8.4 cm

Please click here to read the full description

Literature comparison:
Compare two similarly flat-nosed fish pendants with incised fins and tail in the British Museum, registration nos. 1937,0416.75-76 and 2022,3034.130.

点此阅读中文翻译 (Chinese Translation)

商末至西周魚形玉飾
中國,公元前1200-1100 年。細長,長鼻可辨,上有一小孔,表面雕刻線條清晰,可見魚鰓、鰭和尾巴。玉料呈現斑駁的淺灰色、黃色和深棕色,表面抛光良好,整體瑩潤。

來源:匈牙利布達佩斯私人舊藏,購於二十世紀上半葉。
品相:狀況良好,有老化跡象,輕微磕損,具有天然紋理的石料,其中一些可能已經發展成細小的裂紋。

重量:11.7 克
尺寸:8.4 厘米

文獻比較:
比較兩件相似長鼻,並刻有鰭和尾巴的魚形玉飾,收藏於大英博物館,收藏編號1937,0416.75-76和2022,3034.130。

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Auction: The No Reserve Dragon Sale, 1st Mar, 2024

The Chinese Dragon rules!

The No Reserve Dragon Sale features 390 Chinese works of art, all available at jaw dropping starting prices, and with no reserves whatsoever!

In celebration of Chinese New Year, we're excited to unveil this exclusive sale, where the finest Chinese artworks are available at unprecedented prices. Our dedicated team has tirelessly negotiated with consignors worldwide to set starting prices that defy convention. Plus, we've eliminated all reserves in accordance with our Dragon Rules, ensuring an exceptional opportunity for passionate collectors.

Explore a treasure trove of rare items, many with impeccable provenance, and most in excellent condition. While it appears that in recent days the European market has shown somewhat of a decline in offering high-quality objects, this is a unique chance to immerse yourself in the finest Chinese art and acquire coveted pieces that have fascinated collectors for generations. Join us in this extraordinary event where history meets affordability!

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