Fri, 15th Oct 2021 10:00

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

 
  Lot 71
 

71

A SPINACH-GREEN JADE GE BLADE, EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY
西周早期戈形玉珮

China, c. mid-11th to mid-10th century BC. The jade is thinly carved with a long blade, a central ridge and another to each side, a hole pierced above the short and slightly narrower tang. The stone is mostly opaque, translucent only along the edges, and of a spinach-green tone with russet and pale-cream shadings.

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.
Published: 4000 Years of Chinese Archaic Jades, Prof. Filippo Salviati, 2017, page 139, no. 158.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear.

Weight: 21.2 g
Dimensions: Length 13.1 cm

Following the invention of bronze, weapons such as blades and daggers were added to the repertoire of pieces made in more refined materials for ceremonial use such as jade. Jade ge such as the present lot were based on bronze prototypes, their general shape conforming to that of a simplified and pointed tablet.

Literature comparison: Compare the large number of ceremonial jade ge excavated from the tomb of Fu Hao at Anyang, published in Yinxu Fu Hao mu, Beijing, 1980, col. pl. 17.1 and 17.2, and 18.1. Compare Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade. From the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pp. 192-196. For several other good examples of ceremonial daggers of this period see Max Loehr, Ancient Chinese Jades from the G. L. Winthrop Collection, The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975, pp. 53-74, figs 36-68. Compare also to a related ge blade illustrated in Zhongguo yuqi quanji – 2 – Shang, Xi Zhou, Hebei, 1993, pl. 215.

Auction result comparison: Compare a closely related ge blade, also dated to the early Western Zhou and of very similar color, but of larger size (19 cm), at Christie’s Hong Kong in The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades - Xia, Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties on 30 November 2020, lot 2738, sold for HKD 100,000.

西周早期戈形玉珮
中國,公元前十一世紀中期至十世紀中期。玉戈製作極其規整,中脊線及刃邊棱線突起,尖、刃磨製銳利;援、內之間,有一穿孔,整器料好工精。玉料大部分不透明的,只有邊緣是半透明的,呈綠色,帶有赤褐色和淡奶油色内沁。

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。
出版: 4000 Years of Chinese Archaic Jades中國古玉4000年, Prof. Filippo Salviati, 2017, page 139, no. 158.
品相:品相極好,輕微磨損。

重量:21.2 克
尺寸:長 13.1 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件戈形玉,同樣為西周早期,玉色相近但尺寸稍大 (19 厘米),見 香港佳士得The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades - Xia, Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties 2020年11月30日, lot 2738, 售價HKD 100,000。

Sold for €2,781

including Buyer's Premium


 

China, c. mid-11th to mid-10th century BC. The jade is thinly carved with a long blade, a central ridge and another to each side, a hole pierced above the short and slightly narrower tang. The stone is mostly opaque, translucent only along the edges, and of a spinach-green tone with russet and pale-cream shadings.

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.
Published: 4000 Years of Chinese Archaic Jades, Prof. Filippo Salviati, 2017, page 139, no. 158.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear.

Weight: 21.2 g
Dimensions: Length 13.1 cm

Following the invention of bronze, weapons such as blades and daggers were added to the repertoire of pieces made in more refined materials for ceremonial use such as jade. Jade ge such as the present lot were based on bronze prototypes, their general shape conforming to that of a simplified and pointed tablet.

Literature comparison: Compare the large number of ceremonial jade ge excavated from the tomb of Fu Hao at Anyang, published in Yinxu Fu Hao mu, Beijing, 1980, col. pl. 17.1 and 17.2, and 18.1. Compare Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade. From the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pp. 192-196. For several other good examples of ceremonial daggers of this period see Max Loehr, Ancient Chinese Jades from the G. L. Winthrop Collection, The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975, pp. 53-74, figs 36-68. Compare also to a related ge blade illustrated in Zhongguo yuqi quanji – 2 – Shang, Xi Zhou, Hebei, 1993, pl. 215.

Auction result comparison: Compare a closely related ge blade, also dated to the early Western Zhou and of very similar color, but of larger size (19 cm), at Christie’s Hong Kong in The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades - Xia, Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties on 30 November 2020, lot 2738, sold for HKD 100,000.

西周早期戈形玉珮
中國,公元前十一世紀中期至十世紀中期。玉戈製作極其規整,中脊線及刃邊棱線突起,尖、刃磨製銳利;援、內之間,有一穿孔,整器料好工精。玉料大部分不透明的,只有邊緣是半透明的,呈綠色,帶有赤褐色和淡奶油色内沁。

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。
出版: 4000 Years of Chinese Archaic Jades中國古玉4000年, Prof. Filippo Salviati, 2017, page 139, no. 158.
品相:品相極好,輕微磨損。

重量:21.2 克
尺寸:長 13.1 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件戈形玉,同樣為西周早期,玉色相近但尺寸稍大 (19 厘米),見 香港佳士得The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades - Xia, Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties 2020年11月30日, lot 2738, 售價HKD 100,000。

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