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A VERY RARE CELADON JADE FITTING, EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, WARRING STATES PERIOD

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

A VERY RARE CELADON JADE FITTING, EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, WARRING STATES PERIOD

A VERY RARE CELADON JADE FITTING, EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, WARRING STATES PERIOD

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

18,900

USD

A VERY RARE CELADON JADE FITTING

EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, WARRING STATES PERIOD

東周 戰國 玉扭絲紋飾



of circular form, finely carved in tightly coiled 'rope-twist' pattern, set to the center with a plain bar, the smoothly polished stone of a pale-celadon tone with russet coloration


Diameter 2⅜ in., 5.9 cm

In overall good condition except for a minute chip to the 'rope-twist' pattern. The stone with occasional natural fissures, including one below the bar, visible in the catalogue illustration.


整體品相良好,除了扭絲紋處有些許微磕。玉料帶少許天然綹縫,如中心橫桿下方處,見圖錄照片。


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.

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我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您徵詢其他專業修復人員,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。


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Warren E. Cox & Associates, New York, 10th June 1972.

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


來源

Warren E. Cox & Associates,紐約,1972年6月10日

史蒂芬•瓊肯三世(1978年逝)收藏


Jade fittings of this type appear to be extremely rare, although a closely related fitting is recorded in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, published on the museum's website, acc. no. 001154-N000000000. According to the museum, this type of fitting was used to secure belt buckles. A group of jade rings from the Eastern Zhou dynasty, carved with the same 'rope twist' pattern but without the central bar, are known from museum and private collections, such as six rings varying in size and density of the pattern, excavated from a late Spring and Autumn period tomb in Baoji, Shaanxi province, published in Liu Yunhui, Shaanxi chutu dongzhou yuqi [Eastern Zhou jades excavated from Shaanxi], Taipei, 2006, pls. BY29-BY34; and another from the Winthrop Collection, now in the Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, attributed to late Eastern Zhou period, 400-300 BC, illustrated in Jenny F. So, Early Chinese Jades in the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 2019, pl. 33, where the author suggests that the dense pattern on these rings might have been executed by a compound machine.


此類玉飾極為罕見,唯見一極近例,現藏台北國立故宮博物院,錄其官網,館藏編號001154-N000000000。據其博物館描述,此類飾作為固定帶扣之用。目前存世另知一類東周玉環飾,同雕扭絲紋,但中央無縱桿,見於各大博物館及私人收藏,如六件環例,尺寸及扭絲紋密度各有不同,於陝西寶雞春秋末期秦墓出土,載劉雲輝,《陝西出土東周玉器》,台北,2006年,圖版BY29至BY34;另見一例,Winthrop收藏,現存哈佛藝術博物館,劍橋,斷代東周末,載蘇芳淑,《Early Chinese Jades in the Harvard Art Museums》,劍橋,2019年,圖版33,筆者認為如此縝密的紋飾可能是由複合工具製成。