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Lot 62 (TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism, 5th March 2021)

A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE FIGURE OF A PHOENIX, EASTERN ZHOU
東周黃玉帶皮鳳凰

China, 770-475 BC. The semitranslucent stone of an attractive greenish-yellow tone with russet veins and shadings, particularly prominent on the beak and face of the mythical bird and on the belly. The plumage of the phoenix is cleverly simulated by raised C-shaped scrolls. Two stubby wings extend towards the back and the short tail feathers touch the ground.

Provenance: A private collection. Zacke Auctions Vienna, Ancient Chinese Jades from a Private Collection Part I, 23 November 1999, lot 54. An Austrian private collection, acquired from the above.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear, minuscule nibbles here and there.

Weight: 66.1 g
Dimensions: Height 5.9 cm

Expert’s note: The characteristic and well-defined c-shaped curls show that this jade was probably carved in the earlier Eastern Zhou period, namely the Chunqiu (Spring and Autumn) period.

Auction result comparison: Compare with a white jade figure of a pig, from the same period and with closely related C-shaped scrolls, at Christie’s Hong Kong in Monochrome II on 9 October 2020, lot 56, sold for HKD 189,000.

東周黃玉帶皮鳳凰
中國,公元前770-475 年。半透明玉石,迷人的青黃色,褐色紋理,在神鳥的喙和臉以及腹部特別突出。以連雲紋表現鳳凰的羽毛。翅膀向後延伸,短尾羽落在地面。

來源私人收藏。維也納Zacke 拍賣行 Ancient Chinese Jades from a Private Collection Part I拍場1999年11月23日 lot 54。奧地利私人收藏,購於上述拍賣。
品相:狀況極佳,小磨損,局部微小的碎裂。

重量:66.1 克
尺寸:高 5.9 厘米

專家注釋: C形雲紋出現在春秋早期。

拍賣结果比较:一件相近C形雲紋白玉豬,見香港佳士得Monochrome II 拍場2020年10月 9日 lot 56, 售價HKD 189,000.

Starting price
€1,500
Estimate
€3,000
 

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China, 770-475 BC. The semitranslucent stone of an attractive greenish-yellow tone with russet veins and shadings, particularly prominent on the beak and face of the mythical bird and on the belly. The plumage of the phoenix is cleverly simulated by raised C-shaped scrolls. Two stubby wings extend towards the back and the short tail feathers touch the ground.

Provenance: A private collection. Zacke Auctions Vienna, Ancient Chinese Jades from a Private Collection Part I, 23 November 1999, lot 54. An Austrian private collection, acquired from the above.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear, minuscule nibbles here and there.

Weight: 66.1 g
Dimensions: Height 5.9 cm

Expert’s note: The characteristic and well-defined c-shaped curls show that this jade was probably carved in the earlier Eastern Zhou period, namely the Chunqiu (Spring and Autumn) period.

Auction result comparison: Compare with a white jade figure of a pig, from the same period and with closely related C-shaped scrolls, at Christie’s Hong Kong in Monochrome II on 9 October 2020, lot 56, sold for HKD 189,000.

東周黃玉帶皮鳳凰
中國,公元前770-475 年。半透明玉石,迷人的青黃色,褐色紋理,在神鳥的喙和臉以及腹部特別突出。以連雲紋表現鳳凰的羽毛。翅膀向後延伸,短尾羽落在地面。

來源私人收藏。維也納Zacke 拍賣行 Ancient Chinese Jades from a Private Collection Part I拍場1999年11月23日 lot 54。奧地利私人收藏,購於上述拍賣。
品相:狀況極佳,小磨損,局部微小的碎裂。

重量:66.1 克
尺寸:高 5.9 厘米

專家注釋: C形雲紋出現在春秋早期。

拍賣结果比较:一件相近C形雲紋白玉豬,見香港佳士得Monochrome II 拍場2020年10月 9日 lot 56, 售價HKD 189,000.

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

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