ARCHAIC AND ARCHAISTIC JADES FROM THE MICHAEL GULBENKIAN COLLECTION
A CELADON JADE 'TAOTIE' SCABBARD CHAPE
LATE EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY - WESTERN HAN DYNASTY
of trapezoidal form with curved flaring edges, detailed in low relief to each side with taotie masks and scrollwork, the stone of an attractive celadon tone suffused with russet inclusions
Length 4.9 cm, 1⅞ in.
The chape is in good condition.
The actual colour is less yellow than the catalogue illustration.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
M. Gulbenkian, Archaic Jades, Ancient and Modern, Arts of Asia, May-June 1983, p. 99.
M. Gulbenkian，《Archaic Jades, Ancient and Modern》, Arts of Asia，1983年5月至6月， 第99頁