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Lot 58 (TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism, 5th March 2021)

A DARK GREEN JADE OPENWORK ‘CLOUD-SCROLL’ PENDANT, GOUYUN, HONGSHAN CULTURE
紅山文化墨綠色玉勾云紋佩

China, c. 4500-3000 BC. The opaque stone of a dark green, almost black tone with paler green shadings as well as cloudy white and russet inclusions, the pendant with a prominent central scroll and protuberances at the corners reminiscent of phoenix heads. Pierced for suspension.

Provenance: The Collection of Irene and Wolfgang Zacke. The couple has been active in the art trade for well over half a century and were one of the first in Austria to offer Asian works of art for sale, starting in 1968. Since the late 1980s, they have been collecting ancient Chinese jades, building an extensive collection over the decades.
Published: 4000 Years of Chinese Archaic Jades, Prof. Filippo Salviati, 2017, page 20, no. 18.
Condition: Very good condition with old wear, signs of weathering, some nibbling to edges, minor traces of use and shallow surface scratches, the stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time.

Weight: 117.1 g
Dimensions: Length 13.5 cm

Literature comparison: Compare with a related jade excavated at the Sudalei archaeological site in Bairin Right Banner and now in the Museum of Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related cloud-scroll ornament of a paler green color at Christie’s Hong Kong in The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Part I – The Neolithic Period on 27 November 2019, lot 2711, sold for HKD 175,000.

紅山文化墨綠色玉勾云紋佩
中國,公元前 4500-3000年。暗綠色的不透明玉石,幾乎呈黑色,帶有淡綠色的紋理,夾雜這白色和赤褐色。玉佩中央彎曲鏤空,在邊角處有突起,讓人聯想到鳳凰頭部。 穿孔懸掛。

來源:Irene 與Wolfgang Zacke收藏。這對夫妻一直活躍於藝術品行業已有半個多世紀,自1968年起他們開始在奧地利經營亞洲藝術品,是最早的商人之一。自1980年代後期以來,他們一直在收集中國古玉,數十年來建立了一個大規模的收藏。
圖片:Irene Zacke 與 Prof. Filippo Salviati教授
出版:4000 Years of Chinese Archaic Jades, Prof. Filippo Salviati, 2017, page 20, no. 18.
品相:狀況良好,有舊磨損,風化,一些邊緣磨損,輕微使用痕跡和表面淺痕,帶有天然裂紋的玉石,隨著時間的流逝,其中一些可能發展成細小的裂縫。

重量:117.1 克
尺寸:長13.5 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相近雲紋青玉佩見香港佳士得The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Part I – The Neolithic Period 拍場2019年11月27日 lot 2711, 售價HKD 175,000.

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€750
Estimate
€1,500
 

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China, c. 4500-3000 BC. The opaque stone of a dark green, almost black tone with paler green shadings as well as cloudy white and russet inclusions, the pendant with a prominent central scroll and protuberances at the corners reminiscent of phoenix heads. Pierced for suspension.

Provenance: The Collection of Irene and Wolfgang Zacke. The couple has been active in the art trade for well over half a century and were one of the first in Austria to offer Asian works of art for sale, starting in 1968. Since the late 1980s, they have been collecting ancient Chinese jades, building an extensive collection over the decades.
Published: 4000 Years of Chinese Archaic Jades, Prof. Filippo Salviati, 2017, page 20, no. 18.
Condition: Very good condition with old wear, signs of weathering, some nibbling to edges, minor traces of use and shallow surface scratches, the stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time.

Weight: 117.1 g
Dimensions: Length 13.5 cm

Literature comparison: Compare with a related jade excavated at the Sudalei archaeological site in Bairin Right Banner and now in the Museum of Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related cloud-scroll ornament of a paler green color at Christie’s Hong Kong in The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Part I – The Neolithic Period on 27 November 2019, lot 2711, sold for HKD 175,000.

紅山文化墨綠色玉勾云紋佩
中國,公元前 4500-3000年。暗綠色的不透明玉石,幾乎呈黑色,帶有淡綠色的紋理,夾雜這白色和赤褐色。玉佩中央彎曲鏤空,在邊角處有突起,讓人聯想到鳳凰頭部。 穿孔懸掛。

來源:Irene 與Wolfgang Zacke收藏。這對夫妻一直活躍於藝術品行業已有半個多世紀,自1968年起他們開始在奧地利經營亞洲藝術品,是最早的商人之一。自1980年代後期以來,他們一直在收集中國古玉,數十年來建立了一個大規模的收藏。
圖片:Irene Zacke 與 Prof. Filippo Salviati教授
出版:4000 Years of Chinese Archaic Jades, Prof. Filippo Salviati, 2017, page 20, no. 18.
品相:狀況良好,有舊磨損,風化,一些邊緣磨損,輕微使用痕跡和表面淺痕,帶有天然裂紋的玉石,隨著時間的流逝,其中一些可能發展成細小的裂縫。

重量:117.1 克
尺寸:長13.5 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相近雲紋青玉佩見香港佳士得The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Part I – The Neolithic Period 拍場2019年11月27日 lot 2711, 售價HKD 175,000.

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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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