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A PALE CELADON JADE CARVING OF A RAM, SONG DYNASTY

Estimate:

20,000

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- 30,000 USD

A PALE CELADON JADE CARVING OF A RAM, SONG DYNASTY

A PALE CELADON JADE CARVING OF A RAM, SONG DYNASTY

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

A PALE CELADON JADE CARVING OF A RAM

SONG DYNASTY

宋 青玉臥羊



the animal crouching with four legs tucked underneath its body, the head sharply turned back, finely modeled with alert, almond-shaped eyes and curved horns, the stone a pale green color with light russet streaks, an aperture under the tail


Length 2½ in., 6.5cm

Both ears with a few small chips. One foreleg with some minor losses to the inner knee. Otherwise, in general good condition with some expected minute nicks to the extremities and natural fissures to the stone, including one running along the vertical axis, all consistent with age and type.


雙耳均有小磕。一前腿內膝有小缺,除此之外整體品相良好,邊緣有極細微磕痕,玉料帶天然綹縫,見一縱向綹縫,均於年代品類相符。


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Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).


來源

史蒂芬•瓊肯三世(1978年逝)收藏


Elegantly worked, this charming ram is indicative of Song dynasty jade carving styles. Compare Song dynasty jade deer carved in a similar fashion, such as two illustrated in Yang Boda, ed., Zhongguo yuqi quanji [The Complete Compilation of Chinese Jades], vol. 2, Shijiazhuang, 2005, pls 122 & 123; the first with a very similarly shaped face to the present carving, the second with a body like the present. See also another from the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Jadeware II, vol. 41, Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 54.


See also a white jade ram with the head facing forward, attributed to the Song dynasty and from the collection of Brian McElney, exhibited in Chinese Jade Carving, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1983, cat. no. 142; and another, albeit more rounded, exhibited in Chinese Jade Animals, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 94. Compare also one attributed to the Song or Ming dynasty, sold at Christie's New York, 1st December 1988, lot 79.


本品玉羊,雕工質樸,但極具韻味,尤現宋風。可參考宋代玉鹿,風格相近,如見兩例,錄楊伯達編,《中國玉器全集(中)》,石家莊,2005年,圖版122及123,前者鹿首刻風與本品相類,後者身形與本品相近。另見一例,藏北京故宮博物院,錄《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集•玉器(中)》,卷41,香港,1995年,圖版54。


再可參考一白玉羊例,羊首向前,斷代宋,麥雅理收藏,展《中國玉雕》,香港藝術館,1983年,編號142。另見一例,造型更為豐滿,展《中國肖生玉雕》,香港藝術館,1996年,編號94。亦見一例,斷代宋或明,售紐約佳士得1988年12月1日,編號79。