Fri, 15th Oct 2021 10:00

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

 
  Lot 75
 

75

A CELADON AND GREEN JADE BI DISC, WARRING STATES TO HAN DYNASTY
戰國至漢代青玉璧

China, 475 BC-220 AD. Neatly carved on both sides in low relief with a tightly spaced 'grain pattern' of hexagonal bosses with beveled sides formed by a grid of intersecting lines, all between incised line borders at the rim and around the central aperture. The translucent stone is of a mottled celadon and dark-green tone with black speckles and cloudy white inclusions.

Provenance: Collection of Robert Rousset (1901-1982) and thence by descent to the present owner. Robert Rousset was a former radio officer in the merchant navy. He is one of the most prominent French pioneers of the Chinese art market in Paris. As a child, his father, an insurance agent, would take him to Hôtel Drouot where he started to buy at a young age. His true passion for Asian art started in the 1920s, when he was sent on a mission to Beijing after the decline of the Qing empire, along with Osvald Sirén, the famous Swedish Asian art historian and connoisseur. He then became one of the main contributors of Chinese antiques for the Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes, founded in Paris in the early 20th century by the Blazy brothers. After the 1929 stock market crash, he had the opportunity to acquire the company. With his sister Suzanne in charge of the porcelain, they developed the business and became one of the most important dealers in France, selling pieces to the greatest museums, including the Musée Guimet and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Condition: Naturally aged condition commensurate with age, possibly with alterations from the period. Old wear, few minuscule nicks to edges, occasional light scratches.
French Export License: Certificat d’exportation pour un bien culturel Nr. 220487 dated 17 September 2020 has been granted, a copy of the document accompanies this lot.

Weight: 182.1 g
Dimensions: Diameter 15.2 cm

Literature comparison: Compare the similar bi disc of slightly larger size (17.2 cm), dated to the Warring States period (475-221 BC), illustrated by Yang Boda, Chinese Archaic Jades from the Simon Kwan Collection, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1994, no. 197, where it is noted that based on the brevity of the decoration, which is “reminiscent of the Qin style”, the disc may have been made as a burial object for a member of the Qin court.

Auction result comparison: Compare a closely related grayish-green jade bi disc, also dated Warring States to Han dynasty and of identical design, at Christie’s New York in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 20 September 2013, lot 1730, sold for USD 11,250, and another at Sotheby’s New York in Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. on 22 March 2011, lot 80, sold for USD 16,250.

戰國至漢代青玉璧
中國,公元前475 年-公元220 年。璧圓形,體扁平,內、外邊緣處凸起,兩面紋飾相同,均飾顆粒狀谷紋。斜邊由相交線網格形成。玉璧呈斑駁青綠色,帶有黑色斑點和混濁的白色絮狀物。

來源:Robert Rousset (1901-1982) 收藏。Robert Rousset曾是商船的無線電通信官。 他是法國巴黎的中國藝術市場最傑出的先驅之一。他的父親是一名保險代理人,會帶他去 Hôtel Drouot拍賣行,孩提時代他就開始購買藝術品。 他對亞洲藝術的真正熱情始於 1920 年代,當時清朝沒落,他與瑞典著名亞洲藝術史學家和鑑賞家 Osvald Sirén 一起被派往北京。 隨後,他成為二十世紀初由 Blazy 兄弟在巴黎創立的 Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes 旗下中國古董的主要合作者之一。1929 年股市崩盤後,他有機會收購了這家公司。在他負責瓷器的妹妹 Suzanne的帶領下,他們發展了這項業務,並成為法國最重要的經銷商之一,向最大的博物館,包括吉美博物館和大都會藝術博物館,出售古董。
品相:自然老化的狀況,與年代相稱,可能與風化蝕變有關。舊磨損,邊緣微小的劃痕。
法國出口許可: 隨附2020年9月17日簽發的220487號法國出口許可副本。

重量:182.1 克
尺寸:直徑15.2 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件灰綠色玉璧, 同樣為戰國至漢代且同樣紋樣,見紐約佳士得 Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art,2013年9月 20日,lot 1730, 售價USD 11,250;另一件見紐約蘇富比Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co.,2011年3月22日,lot 80, 售價USD 16,250。

Sold for €2,275

including Buyer's Premium


 

China, 475 BC-220 AD. Neatly carved on both sides in low relief with a tightly spaced 'grain pattern' of hexagonal bosses with beveled sides formed by a grid of intersecting lines, all between incised line borders at the rim and around the central aperture. The translucent stone is of a mottled celadon and dark-green tone with black speckles and cloudy white inclusions.

Provenance: Collection of Robert Rousset (1901-1982) and thence by descent to the present owner. Robert Rousset was a former radio officer in the merchant navy. He is one of the most prominent French pioneers of the Chinese art market in Paris. As a child, his father, an insurance agent, would take him to Hôtel Drouot where he started to buy at a young age. His true passion for Asian art started in the 1920s, when he was sent on a mission to Beijing after the decline of the Qing empire, along with Osvald Sirén, the famous Swedish Asian art historian and connoisseur. He then became one of the main contributors of Chinese antiques for the Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes, founded in Paris in the early 20th century by the Blazy brothers. After the 1929 stock market crash, he had the opportunity to acquire the company. With his sister Suzanne in charge of the porcelain, they developed the business and became one of the most important dealers in France, selling pieces to the greatest museums, including the Musée Guimet and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Condition: Naturally aged condition commensurate with age, possibly with alterations from the period. Old wear, few minuscule nicks to edges, occasional light scratches.
French Export License: Certificat d’exportation pour un bien culturel Nr. 220487 dated 17 September 2020 has been granted, a copy of the document accompanies this lot.

Weight: 182.1 g
Dimensions: Diameter 15.2 cm

Literature comparison: Compare the similar bi disc of slightly larger size (17.2 cm), dated to the Warring States period (475-221 BC), illustrated by Yang Boda, Chinese Archaic Jades from the Simon Kwan Collection, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1994, no. 197, where it is noted that based on the brevity of the decoration, which is “reminiscent of the Qin style”, the disc may have been made as a burial object for a member of the Qin court.

Auction result comparison: Compare a closely related grayish-green jade bi disc, also dated Warring States to Han dynasty and of identical design, at Christie’s New York in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 20 September 2013, lot 1730, sold for USD 11,250, and another at Sotheby’s New York in Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. on 22 March 2011, lot 80, sold for USD 16,250.

戰國至漢代青玉璧
中國,公元前475 年-公元220 年。璧圓形,體扁平,內、外邊緣處凸起,兩面紋飾相同,均飾顆粒狀谷紋。斜邊由相交線網格形成。玉璧呈斑駁青綠色,帶有黑色斑點和混濁的白色絮狀物。

來源:Robert Rousset (1901-1982) 收藏。Robert Rousset曾是商船的無線電通信官。 他是法國巴黎的中國藝術市場最傑出的先驅之一。他的父親是一名保險代理人,會帶他去 Hôtel Drouot拍賣行,孩提時代他就開始購買藝術品。 他對亞洲藝術的真正熱情始於 1920 年代,當時清朝沒落,他與瑞典著名亞洲藝術史學家和鑑賞家 Osvald Sirén 一起被派往北京。 隨後,他成為二十世紀初由 Blazy 兄弟在巴黎創立的 Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes 旗下中國古董的主要合作者之一。1929 年股市崩盤後,他有機會收購了這家公司。在他負責瓷器的妹妹 Suzanne的帶領下,他們發展了這項業務,並成為法國最重要的經銷商之一,向最大的博物館,包括吉美博物館和大都會藝術博物館,出售古董。
品相:自然老化的狀況,與年代相稱,可能與風化蝕變有關。舊磨損,邊緣微小的劃痕。
法國出口許可: 隨附2020年9月17日簽發的220487號法國出口許可副本。

重量:182.1 克
尺寸:直徑15.2 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件灰綠色玉璧, 同樣為戰國至漢代且同樣紋樣,見紐約佳士得 Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art,2013年9月 20日,lot 1730, 售價USD 11,250;另一件見紐約蘇富比Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co.,2011年3月22日,lot 80, 售價USD 16,250。

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