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AN EXTREMELY RARE JADE VESSEL, HU EASTERN HAN DYNASTY | 東漢 玉獸首銜環壺

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 HKD

PROPERTY FROM THE HEI-CHI COLLECTION 熙墀收藏

AN EXTREMELY RARE JADE VESSEL, HU EASTERN HAN DYNASTY | 東漢 玉獸首銜環壺

AN EXTREMELY RARE JADE VESSEL, HU EASTERN HAN DYNASTY | 東漢 玉獸首銜環壺

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 HKD

Lot sold:

1,386,000

HKD

Property from the Hei-Chi Collection

AN EXTREMELY RARE JADE VESSEL, HU

EASTERN HAN DYNASTY

熙墀收藏

東漢 玉獸首銜環壺


the rounded shoulder of the vessel flanked by a pair of handles, each superbly rendered in low relief as an animal mask picked out with swift incisions and suspending a mock ring, the smoothly patinated stone of a pale brown colour with grey mottles

h. 12.7 cm, 5 in.

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


整體品相良好,惟見邊沿輕微磕痕,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 Hei-Chi Collection II, Beijing, 2012, p. 91.


姜濤及劉雲輝,《熙墀藏玉續》,北京,2012年,頁91

Jade vessels from the Han dynasty, made only for the use of the nobility, are extremely rare, possibly because of the inevitable waste of material involved in the production process. The deceptive simplicity of the present vessel, probably inspired by contemporaneous bronzes, conceals the technical challenge presented to the carver, who had to empty the interior through the relatively narrow mouth. No comparable example appears to have been published. Compare an elaborately carved Western Han dynasty animal mask handle, excavated from the mausoleum of Emperor Wudi (156-88 BC), Xingping, Shaanxi, included in The Complete Collection of Jades Unearthed in China, vol. 14: Shaanxi, Beijing, 2005, pl. 132, together with an undecorated stem cup of a similar greyish brown tone from the mausoleum of Emperor Zhaodi (94-74 BC), pl. 155.


玉質器皿,耗料費工,是以高古兩漢之時,即便皇室貴族所用,玉盃等易於掏摚之器也絕非多見,何況如此小口玉皿。此壺器形秀逸,不求繁複飾紋,著重彰顯玉石秀樸之美,妙仿同代銅器,簡綴鋪首成對,甚是罕稀。著錄雖未見有相類例子,但可參考其他玉雕獸首,如陝西興平漢武帝陵園出土之西漢四靈紋鋪首,粗眉大目,見《中國出土玉器全集》,卷14:陝西,北京,2005年,圖版132。另可參考陝西漢昭帝平陵之高足玉盃,同樣光素無紋,經沁後色呈灰褐,同上註,圖版155。