1st Mar, 2024 10:00

The No Reserve Dragon Sale

 
  Lot 74
 

74

A SUPERB CELADON AND BROWN JADE ‘DRAGON’ PENDANT, WESTERN HAN DYNASTY
西漢青玉龍紋佩

Starting price
€250
Estimate
€500
Current bid
€250
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Please note this Lot is to be sold at No Reserve. 本拍品不設底價

China, 206 BC-AD 8. Of flattened form, the S-shaped dragon is finely carved in openwork with subtle incision work detailing the eyes, ears, and mane of the dragon, and neatly decorated with spiral and cross-hatched designs. The fierce dragon bares its teeth, the horn is pierced with a small aperture for suspension. The translucent stone is of a celadon hue with a dark brown patch at the head, the horn and ear of a paler beige tone, the shadings of the stone skillfully incorporated by the lapidary.

Provenance: From an old private collection in southern Germany, assembled via inheritance in the 1950s and acquisitions from the 1960s to the 1980s, and thence by descent within the family. With an old label, ‘Jade Hanzeit. C. OTV. Drache.’ (Jade, Han period, Dragon)
Condition: Good condition with expected old wear, weathering and erosion, minor nibbling, few tiny nicks, natural inclusions and fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks.

Weight: 25.8 g
Dimensions: Length 9 cm

Please click here to read the full description

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 November 2022, lot 2727
Price: HKD 2,520,000 or approx. EUR 294,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A jade dragon-form pendant, Western Han dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the related flattened form, modeling with similar head and curling mane and tail, and manner of carving with similar spiral decorations. Note the size (7.7 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 November 2022, lot 2730
Price: HKD 945,000 or approx. EUR 110,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A pair of jade reticulated ‘dragon’ pendants, Western Han dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the related flattened form, modeling with similar head and curling mane and tail, and manner of carving with similar spiral decorations. Note the size (11.5 cm) and that the lot comprises a pair.

点此阅读中文翻译 (Chinese Translation)

西漢青玉龍紋佩
中國,西元前206年至西元八世紀。龍紋玉佩呈扁平狀,鏤空工藝精美雕刻並結合紋理顔色,龍眼、耳朵和鬃毛上都有精緻雕刻表現,並飾有雲紋。龍齜牙呈咆哮狀,角上穿有小孔,可供懸掛。半透明的玉石頭呈青色,龍頭有深棕色斑點,角和耳朵呈淺米色。

來源:德國南部私人舊藏,二十世紀五十年代被繼承,1960 年代至八十年代被收購,在同一家族保存。舊標籤上注明“Jade Hanzeit. C. OTV. Drache” (漢代玉器,龍)。
品相:狀況良好,有磨損、風化和侵蝕、輕微磕損、少量小刻痕、天然內沁和裂縫,其中一些可能已發展成細小的裂紋。

重量:25.8 克
尺寸:長 9 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:香港佳士得,2022年11月29日,lot 2727
價格:HKD 2,520,000(相當於今日EUR 294,000
描述:西漢玉龍形珮
專家評論:比較相近形態扁平,頭部造型相似,鬃尾捲曲,雕刻方式相似螺旋紋飾。請注意尺寸 (7.7 厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:香港佳士得,2022年11月29日,lot 2730
價格:HKD 945,000(相當於今日EUR 110,000
描述:西漢玉鏤雕龍紋觿一對
專家評論:比較相近形態扁平,頭部造型相似,鬃尾捲曲,雕刻方式相似螺旋紋飾。請注意尺寸 (11.5 厘米) ,以及此為一對。
 


Please note this Lot is to be sold at No Reserve. 本拍品不設底價

China, 206 BC-AD 8. Of flattened form, the S-shaped dragon is finely carved in openwork with subtle incision work detailing the eyes, ears, and mane of the dragon, and neatly decorated with spiral and cross-hatched designs. The fierce dragon bares its teeth, the horn is pierced with a small aperture for suspension. The translucent stone is of a celadon hue with a dark brown patch at the head, the horn and ear of a paler beige tone, the shadings of the stone skillfully incorporated by the lapidary.

Provenance: From an old private collection in southern Germany, assembled via inheritance in the 1950s and acquisitions from the 1960s to the 1980s, and thence by descent within the family. With an old label, ‘Jade Hanzeit. C. OTV. Drache.’ (Jade, Han period, Dragon)
Condition: Good condition with expected old wear, weathering and erosion, minor nibbling, few tiny nicks, natural inclusions and fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks.

Weight: 25.8 g
Dimensions: Length 9 cm

Please click here to read the full description

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 November 2022, lot 2727
Price: HKD 2,520,000 or approx. EUR 294,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A jade dragon-form pendant, Western Han dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the related flattened form, modeling with similar head and curling mane and tail, and manner of carving with similar spiral decorations. Note the size (7.7 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 November 2022, lot 2730
Price: HKD 945,000 or approx. EUR 110,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A pair of jade reticulated ‘dragon’ pendants, Western Han dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the related flattened form, modeling with similar head and curling mane and tail, and manner of carving with similar spiral decorations. Note the size (11.5 cm) and that the lot comprises a pair.

点此阅读中文翻译 (Chinese Translation)

西漢青玉龍紋佩
中國,西元前206年至西元八世紀。龍紋玉佩呈扁平狀,鏤空工藝精美雕刻並結合紋理顔色,龍眼、耳朵和鬃毛上都有精緻雕刻表現,並飾有雲紋。龍齜牙呈咆哮狀,角上穿有小孔,可供懸掛。半透明的玉石頭呈青色,龍頭有深棕色斑點,角和耳朵呈淺米色。

來源:德國南部私人舊藏,二十世紀五十年代被繼承,1960 年代至八十年代被收購,在同一家族保存。舊標籤上注明“Jade Hanzeit. C. OTV. Drache” (漢代玉器,龍)。
品相:狀況良好,有磨損、風化和侵蝕、輕微磕損、少量小刻痕、天然內沁和裂縫,其中一些可能已發展成細小的裂紋。

重量:25.8 克
尺寸:長 9 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:香港佳士得,2022年11月29日,lot 2727
價格:HKD 2,520,000(相當於今日EUR 294,000
描述:西漢玉龍形珮
專家評論:比較相近形態扁平,頭部造型相似,鬃尾捲曲,雕刻方式相似螺旋紋飾。請注意尺寸 (7.7 厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:香港佳士得,2022年11月29日,lot 2730
價格:HKD 945,000(相當於今日EUR 110,000
描述:西漢玉鏤雕龍紋觿一對
專家評論:比較相近形態扁平,頭部造型相似,鬃尾捲曲,雕刻方式相似螺旋紋飾。請注意尺寸 (11.5 厘米) ,以及此為一對。

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Auction: The No Reserve Dragon Sale, 1st Mar, 2024

The Chinese Dragon rules!

The No Reserve Dragon Sale features 390 Chinese works of art, all available at jaw dropping starting prices, and with no reserves whatsoever!

In celebration of Chinese New Year, we're excited to unveil this exclusive sale, where the finest Chinese artworks are available at unprecedented prices. Our dedicated team has tirelessly negotiated with consignors worldwide to set starting prices that defy convention. Plus, we've eliminated all reserves in accordance with our Dragon Rules, ensuring an exceptional opportunity for passionate collectors.

Explore a treasure trove of rare items, many with impeccable provenance, and most in excellent condition. While it appears that in recent days the European market has shown somewhat of a decline in offering high-quality objects, this is a unique chance to immerse yourself in the finest Chinese art and acquire coveted pieces that have fascinated collectors for generations. Join us in this extraordinary event where history meets affordability!

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