Fri, 15th Oct 2021 10:00

TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
  Lot 68
 

68

AN ALTERED CELADON JADE ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ SILHOUETTE PENDANT, WARRING STATES
戰國青玉穀紋龍鳳珮

China, 475-221 BC. Carved in the form of a dragon in profile with two phoenix heads emerging from its arched, s-shaped body. The dragon himself is depicted with neatly incised circular eyes and a raised crest, terminating to one end with a bi-furcated tail. Each side of the body and tail is decorated with elevated comma spirals.

Provenance: The Private 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.
Condition: Excellent condition, commensurate with age, with old wear and signs of weathering and erosion, with few small losses to edges.

The translucent stone is of an even sea-green tone with reddish-buff alterations. The surface shows a fine, manually applied polish.

Weight: 105.2 g
Dimensions: Length 20.5 cm

For an ancient drawing of a silhouette pendant related to the present lot, see Wu Dacheng, Gu Yu Tu Kao (Investigations into Ancient Jades with Illustrations), 1889, Shanghai, fig. 1.

Literature comparison: Compare a closely related but significantly smaller (9 cm) jade dragon pendant, dated 4th century BC, in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, accession number FE.49-1996.

Auction result comparison: Compare a pair of closely related but significantly smaller (the larger 11 cm long) dragon pendant, also dated to the Warring States period, of related celadon tone and with similar alterations, at Christie’s Hong Kong, in Chinese Archaic Jades from The Yangdetang Collection Part II, on 28 November 2018, lot 2755, sold for HKD 875,000.

戰國青玉穀紋龍鳳珮
中國,公元前475至公元前221 年。 龍形珮,體扁平,龍身向上彎拱呈S形,兩個鳳凰頭從它拱形的身體中伸出。龍圓眼,獨角,嘴微張,近尾處分為二叉。 龍身裝飾穀紋。青玉質,局部灰白色沁,半透明。

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。
品相:品相極好,與年代相符,舊時磨損,有風化和侵蝕的跡象,邊緣有少數磕損。

重量:105.2 克
尺寸:長 20.5 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一對相近但小很多 (長 11 厘米) 龍紋珮, 同樣為戰國時代,青玉質並相近蝕變情況,見香港佳士得 Chinese Archaic Jades from The Yangdetang Collection Part II, 2018年11月 28日 lot 2755, 售價HKD 875,000。

Sold for €7,584

including Buyer's Premium


 

China, 475-221 BC. Carved in the form of a dragon in profile with two phoenix heads emerging from its arched, s-shaped body. The dragon himself is depicted with neatly incised circular eyes and a raised crest, terminating to one end with a bi-furcated tail. Each side of the body and tail is decorated with elevated comma spirals.

Provenance: The Private 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.
Condition: Excellent condition, commensurate with age, with old wear and signs of weathering and erosion, with few small losses to edges.

The translucent stone is of an even sea-green tone with reddish-buff alterations. The surface shows a fine, manually applied polish.

Weight: 105.2 g
Dimensions: Length 20.5 cm

For an ancient drawing of a silhouette pendant related to the present lot, see Wu Dacheng, Gu Yu Tu Kao (Investigations into Ancient Jades with Illustrations), 1889, Shanghai, fig. 1.

Literature comparison: Compare a closely related but significantly smaller (9 cm) jade dragon pendant, dated 4th century BC, in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, accession number FE.49-1996.

Auction result comparison: Compare a pair of closely related but significantly smaller (the larger 11 cm long) dragon pendant, also dated to the Warring States period, of related celadon tone and with similar alterations, at Christie’s Hong Kong, in Chinese Archaic Jades from The Yangdetang Collection Part II, on 28 November 2018, lot 2755, sold for HKD 875,000.

戰國青玉穀紋龍鳳珮
中國,公元前475至公元前221 年。 龍形珮,體扁平,龍身向上彎拱呈S形,兩個鳳凰頭從它拱形的身體中伸出。龍圓眼,獨角,嘴微張,近尾處分為二叉。 龍身裝飾穀紋。青玉質,局部灰白色沁,半透明。

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。
品相:品相極好,與年代相符,舊時磨損,有風化和侵蝕的跡象,邊緣有少數磕損。

重量:105.2 克
尺寸:長 20.5 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一對相近但小很多 (長 11 厘米) 龍紋珮, 同樣為戰國時代,青玉質並相近蝕變情況,見香港佳士得 Chinese Archaic Jades from The Yangdetang Collection Part II, 2018年11月 28日 lot 2755, 售價HKD 875,000。

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