View 1 of Lot 568. AN ARCHAIC JADE 'TIGER' PLAQUE,  EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY.
View 1 of Lot 568. AN ARCHAIC JADE 'TIGER' PLAQUE,  EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY.
568

AN ARCHAIC JADE 'TIGER' PLAQUE, EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

AN ARCHAIC JADE 'TIGER' PLAQUE, EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY

AN ARCHAIC JADE 'TIGER' PLAQUE, EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

403,200

USD

AN ARCHAIC JADE 'TIGER' PLAQUE

EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY

東周 玉虎形牌



well carved as a four-legged beast in profile, the back arched slightly and the tail curled, finely incised with geometric patterns, the stone of a semi-translucent buff to light brown color with some encrustation


Length 5½ in., 14 cm

C. T. Loo & Cie., Paris.

Collection of Mrs. Christian R. Holmes (1871–1941), by 1935.

Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 15th November 1963, lot 203.

E&J Frankel, New York. 


來源

盧芹齋,巴黎

Christian R. Holmes 夫人 (1871-1941) 收藏,1935年之前入藏

Parke-Bernet Galleries,紐約,1963年11月15日,編號203

E&J Frankel,紐約

Stanley Charles Nott, Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages: A Review of its Characteristics, Decoration, Folklore, and Symbolism, London, 1936, pl. LXIX.


出版

Stanley Charles Nott,《Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages: A Review of its Characteristics, Decoration, Folklore, and Symbolism》,倫敦,1936年,圖版LXIX

International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935, cat. no. 358.

The Jade Circus, E&J Frankel, New York, 1972, cat. no. 2.


展覽

《中國藝術國際展覽會》,英國皇家藝術學院,倫敦,1935年,編號358

《The Jade Circus》,E&J Frankel,紐約,1972年,編號2

The present plaque is an excellent representation of Eastern Zhou dynasty jade craftsmenship, At once powerful and fine, elegant and subtle, the carving demonstrates the Eastern Zhou craftsmen's mastery of manipulation of the material as well as the advanced development of complex and dynamic designs. Several similar jade 'tigers' have been published, including one in Yang Boda, Zhongguo yu qi quan ji [The Complete Compilation of Chinese Jades], Vol. 1, Shijiazhuang Shi, 2005, p. 217, pl. 3. Another jade 'tiger' was excavated from tomb 1 at Caomen Bay, Guojiamiao, Zaoyang, Hubei provice, and is now in the Hubei Provincial Museum, published in Phoenix Reborn: Chu Jades Excavated from Hubei, Wuhan, Hong Kong, 2017, pl. 7.