752
752

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A HAN-STYLE PALE CELADON JADE ‘CHILONG’ DISC
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00040,000
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752

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A HAN-STYLE PALE CELADON JADE ‘CHILONG’ DISC
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00040,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art

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A HAN-STYLE PALE CELADON JADE ‘CHILONG’ DISC
QING DYNASTY
carved in openwork in the form of a coiling chilong, with a smaller chilong on its back, the pale yellowish-celadon stone mottled with faint calcified cloudy inclusions
7.5 cm, 3 in.
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Catalogue Note

The form of this piece recalls the mysterious Neolithic bi forms unearthed in excavations from at least the Song dynasty. The discs are said to represent the heavens and are endowed with profound cosmological significance. The chimerical and enigmatic kui dragons reference the motifs found on archaic pieces. For the prototype to this disc attributed to the Eastern Han dynasty, similarly carved with coiled dragons in an inner and outer ring, see one illustrated in Zhonguo yuqi quanji [Complete collection of Chinese jades], vol. 4, Shijiazhuang, 1993, pl. 250.

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong