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A rare Liangzhu-style beige jade cong | 良渚風格玉琮

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Property from the Junkunc Collection

A rare Liangzhu-style beige jade cong | 良渚風格玉琮

A rare Liangzhu-style beige jade cong | 良渚風格玉琮

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

50,400

USD

A rare Liangzhu-style beige jade cong

良渚風格玉琮


the cylindrical central shaft abutted by four hollow square shafts rising along its sides, each square shaft carved with concave and convex bands with faint traces of two registers of taotie masks with incised lines and eyes, the calcified stone with russet and white variegation


Width 3 in., 7.7 cm

The rim has a section missing with associated cracks. A partial band of dark adhesive to the inside, with traces of similar material along the rim, possibly from previous mounting. Overall with expected surface wear and minor cracks.


口沿部分有失且連帶沖線。內壁及邊緣有黑色附著物,可能為之前鑲嵌之物殘留。整體表面有正常使用痕跡及輕微裂痕。


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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

Alfred Salmony, Chinese Jade Through the Wei Dynasty, New York, 1963, pl.XIII, fig. 1 a-b.

Na Zhiliang, Gu yu jian cai [Connoisseurship of Ancient Jade], Taipei, 1980, pl. 25c.


出版

Alfred Salmony,《Chinese Jade Through the Wei Dynasty》,紐約,1963年,圖版XIII,圖1 a-b

那志良,《古玉鑑裁》,台北,1980年,圖版25c

This form of this cong appears as four distinct square sections abutting a cylinder. A cong of similar form but with solid and plain square shafts from Fu Hao's tomb was published in China’s Social Sciences and Archaeological Research Institute, ed., Yinxu Fuhao mu / Tomb of Lady Hao at Yinxu in Anyang, Beijing, 1980, pl. 82.4.1230. Compare two other related examples with solid and plain square shafts: one attributed to the Shang dynasty or later, is published in Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade—From the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 7:4; the other, attributed to the Shang dynasty, is in the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, and published in Chen Shen and Gu Fang, Ancient Chinese Jades from the Royal Ontario Museum, Beijing, 2016, pl. 042.


Another example with solid peripheral shafts and mask decoration from the Liangzhu Culture was exhibited in Liangzhu yu gudai Zhongguo yuqi xianshi de wu qian nian wenming [Liangzhu and Ancient China: Jades Displaying a 5,000-Year Civilization], Palace Museum, Beijing, 2019, cat. no. 6.