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Lot 60 (TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism, 5th March 2021)

A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE ‘DOUBLE DRAGON’ PENDANT, HUANG, LATE EASTERN ZHOU TO HAN
東周至漢白玉龍首璜佩

China, 770 BC to 220 AD. Of arched form, each side of the upper section finely carved in relief with comma spirals, the lower section carved in symmetrical openwork with confronting dragons flanking a flaming pearl, terminating with a pair of dragon heads with curved snouts, the open jaws exposing fangs and curled beards. The translucent stone of white tone with russet shadings and a fine polish.

Provenance: An Austrian private collection.
Condition: Very good condition with old wear, remnants of pigment, signs of weathering, soiling from excavation. Some erosion, shallow surface scratches.

Weight: 162.1 g
Dimensions: Length 23.8 cm

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related white jade huang pendant dated to the late Eastern Zhou at Christie’s New York in The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part I, on 17 March 2015, lot 4, sold for USD 197,000, and another in beige jade and dated to the Eastern Zhou dynasty at Sotheby’s New York in Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art on 18-19 March 2014, lot 149, sold for USD 62,500. Compare also with a related calcified gray jade huang dated to the Warring States period to Han dynasty at Bonhams Hong Kong in The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades on 5 April 2016, lot 11, sold for HKD 812,500.

東周至漢白玉龍首璜佩
中國,公元前770 年至公元220年。璜體白玉質帶沁,龍首位於璜形玉器的兩端,表面谷紋。璜下鏤空雕刻雙龍戲珠。

來源:奧地利私人收藏
品相:狀況良好,有舊磨損,變色,風化,挖掘污染。有些腐蝕,表面淺划痕。

重量:162.1 克
尺寸:長23.8 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相近東周末白玉璜見紐約佳士得The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part I拍場2015年3月17日lot 4, 售價USD 197,000, ;另一件東周米黃色玉見紐約蘇富比Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art 拍場2014年3月18-19 日lot 149, 售價USD 62,500. 一件戰國至漢鈣化灰玉璜見香港邦翰思The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades 拍場2016年4月5日lot 11, 售價HKD 812,500.

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€2,500
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€5,000
 

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China, 770 BC to 220 AD. Of arched form, each side of the upper section finely carved in relief with comma spirals, the lower section carved in symmetrical openwork with confronting dragons flanking a flaming pearl, terminating with a pair of dragon heads with curved snouts, the open jaws exposing fangs and curled beards. The translucent stone of white tone with russet shadings and a fine polish.

Provenance: An Austrian private collection.
Condition: Very good condition with old wear, remnants of pigment, signs of weathering, soiling from excavation. Some erosion, shallow surface scratches.

Weight: 162.1 g
Dimensions: Length 23.8 cm

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related white jade huang pendant dated to the late Eastern Zhou at Christie’s New York in The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part I, on 17 March 2015, lot 4, sold for USD 197,000, and another in beige jade and dated to the Eastern Zhou dynasty at Sotheby’s New York in Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art on 18-19 March 2014, lot 149, sold for USD 62,500. Compare also with a related calcified gray jade huang dated to the Warring States period to Han dynasty at Bonhams Hong Kong in The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades on 5 April 2016, lot 11, sold for HKD 812,500.

東周至漢白玉龍首璜佩
中國,公元前770 年至公元220年。璜體白玉質帶沁,龍首位於璜形玉器的兩端,表面谷紋。璜下鏤空雕刻雙龍戲珠。

來源:奧地利私人收藏
品相:狀況良好,有舊磨損,變色,風化,挖掘污染。有些腐蝕,表面淺划痕。

重量:162.1 克
尺寸:長23.8 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相近東周末白玉璜見紐約佳士得The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part I拍場2015年3月17日lot 4, 售價USD 197,000, ;另一件東周米黃色玉見紐約蘇富比Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art 拍場2014年3月18-19 日lot 149, 售價USD 62,500. 一件戰國至漢鈣化灰玉璜見香港邦翰思The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades 拍場2016年4月5日lot 11, 售價HKD 812,500.

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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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