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A JADE ARC-SHAPED 'ANIMAL MASK' ORNAMENT EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD | 東周春秋時期 玉獸面紋拱形飾

Estimate:

240,000

to
- 300,000 HKD

PROPERTY FROM THE HEI-CHI COLLECTION 熙墀收藏

A JADE ARC-SHAPED 'ANIMAL MASK' ORNAMENT EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD | 東周春秋時期 玉獸面紋拱形飾

A JADE ARC-SHAPED 'ANIMAL MASK' ORNAMENT EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD | 東周春秋時期 玉獸面紋拱形飾

Estimate:

240,000

to
- 300,000 HKD

Property from the Hei-Chi Collection

A JADE ARC-SHAPED 'ANIMAL MASK' ORNAMENT

EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD

熙墀收藏

東周春秋時期 玉獸面紋拱形飾


the convex surface divided into two registers with a raised band, each of the register skilfully worked with an animal mask flanked by a pair of birds, each detailed with a hooked beak and round eye, all between two flanges decorated with scrollwork and pierced with two apertures

6.3 by 5.3 cm, 2 ½ by 2 ⅛ in.

The ornament is in good condition with occasional insignificant nibbles to the edges.


整體品相良好,惟見邊沿輕磕,屬正常。


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.



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,在此敦促您向其他專業修復人員索取諮詢,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。


準買家應該檢查每款拍品以確認其狀況,蘇富比所作的任何陳述均為專業主觀看法而非事實陳述。準買家應參考有關該拍賣的重要通知(見圖錄)。


雖然本狀況報告或有針對某拍品之討論,但所有拍賣品均根據印於圖錄內之業務規則以拍賣時狀況出售。

Jiang Tao and Liu Yunhui, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, pp. 80-81 top.


姜濤及劉雲輝,《熙墀藏玉》,北京,2006年,頁80-81上

Exquisitely carved, the present piece represents one of the rarest, most prestigious type of jade ornaments reserved only for nobility in the Wu and Chu states in the late Spring and Autumn period. A closely related arc-shaped ornament of comparable size and design was unearthed in Yangshan, Jiangsu. The excavated example is similarly modelled with a pair of confronting animal masks flanked by bird heads. Unlike the present example, however, the reverse is decorated and there is a small movable ring, carved from the same block of jade, originally fitted to one end of the ornament; see Yao Qinde with an introduction by Hsio-Yen Shih, ‘Spring and Autumn Period Jades from the State of Wu’, Chinese Jade: Selected Articles from Orientations 1983-2003, Hong Kong, 2005, pp. 114-119, fig. 12, together with a parrot-head arc-shaped ornament, fig. 13.


此飾精緻入微,匠心獨運,極為罕見,應為春秋晚期吳、楚等地高等貴族所用之物。參考江蘇嚴山出土拱形活環珮,其尺寸與此相若,中間同樣飾有凸脊,兩邊琢獸面,對稱相視,每獸兩側鳥首各一,尖喙圓目,背面也有雕飾,從同一玉料雕成之小繫仍存,圖見吳縣文物管理委員會,〈江蘇吳縣春秋吳國玉器窖藏〉,《文物》,1988年11期,頁1-16,彩圖1,並見鸚鵡首拱形玉飾,背面光素,彩圖3。