1st Mar, 2024 10:00

The No Reserve Dragon Sale

 
  Lot 80
 

80

A SPLENDID WHITE JADE BI-DISC WITH CHILONG, HAN DYNASTY

Starting price
€800
Estimate
€1,500
Current bid
€800
(1bid)
 

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

China, Han dynasty, c. 2nd - 1st century BC

Carved from splendid white jade with some russet tones and carved on top in very high relief with several sculpturally crafted chilong, smooth-bodied chi-dragons with flat heads and split tails that end in volutes. Some of the dragons show their heads, while others dive into the surface of the disc as if it was a cloud. The bottom of the disc displays a pleasingly regular embossed pattern.

DIAMETER 11.5 cm

Provenance: Private Collection of Irene and Wolfgang Zacke (1942-2022).

 


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

China, Han dynasty, c. 2nd - 1st century BC

Carved from splendid white jade with some russet tones and carved on top in very high relief with several sculpturally crafted chilong, smooth-bodied chi-dragons with flat heads and split tails that end in volutes. Some of the dragons show their heads, while others dive into the surface of the disc as if it was a cloud. The bottom of the disc displays a pleasingly regular embossed pattern.

DIAMETER 11.5 cm

Provenance: Private Collection of Irene and Wolfgang Zacke (1942-2022).

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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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