© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: CA0420-030
China, Inner Mongolia, Ordos, 475-221 BC. The gold plaque cast in the shape of a tiger leaping forwards, with one rectangular and four round piercings. The use of gold indicates this plaque was crafted for a person of high status.

Provenance: Michel Paciello, Venice. Collection of Dr. Koos de Jong, acquired from the above in 1999. Dr. de Jong is a Dutch art historian and has been privately collecting Chinese art over decades. He has authored hundreds of articles and several books on Dutch fine and decorative arts spanning from the Middle Ages to the modern era and published an extensive study of saddle rugs in Dragon & Horse. Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond. Between 1976 and 2009 he worked for numerous museums across the Netherlands and was director of the European Ceramic Work Center in Den Bosch.
Condition: Good, original condition, remarkable considering the age of this plaque! Some wear, miniscule nicks and scratches, minor dents and tiny losses. Originally with inlays, which are missing. Fine copper red patina.

Weight: 15.2 g
Dimensions: Length 4.6 cm

Literature comparison: Jenny F. So and Emma C. Bunker, Traders and Raiders on China’s Northern Frontier, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 1995, fig. 18, p. 50. E.C. Bunker, Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York 1997, p. 65, fig. A91. E. C. Bunker, James C.Y Watt and Zhixin Sun, Nomadic Art of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2002, no. 157, p. 171. Treasures of the Eurasian Steppes – Animal Art from 800 BC to 200 BC, Ariadne Galleries, New York 1998, no. 118, p. 113.

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related, yet considerably larger and turquoise-inlaid tiger plaque sold at Bonham’s London (New Bond Street) in Fine Chinese Art on 5 November 2009, lot 10, for GBP £33,600.

中國,内蒙古鄂爾多斯,公元前475-221 年。呈向前躍起的老虎狀金牌,有一個矩形和四個圓形穿孔。 黃金的使用表明該牌匾是為具有很高地位的人而製作的。

來源:威尼斯Michel Paciello收藏。Drs. Koos de Jong收藏,1999年購於上述收
藏。Drs. de Jong是一位荷蘭藝術史學家, 幾十年來他一直私人收藏中國藝術品。他撰寫了數百篇文章和幾本書,內容涉及從中世紀到現代的荷蘭美術和裝飾藝術。2013年,他在《Dragon & Horse:Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond》中發表了有關中國騎馬裝備的詳盡研究。1976年至2009年間,他曾在荷蘭的許多博物館工作,並曾擔任登博世歐洲陶瓷工作中心的主任。
品相:良好的原始狀態,考慮到金牌的年代,保存算是非常好!一些磨損,微小的划痕和划痕,較小的凹痕和微小的損失。 最初帶有寶石嵌體,但已遺失。紅色包漿。

重量:15.2 克
尺寸:長 4.6 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件更大且鑲嵌綠松石的虎牌于倫敦邦翰思《中國藝術》2009年11月5日拍號 10,成交價GBP £33,600。

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 2.000
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 1.000