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Lot 10: DISC IN SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADE

Chinese Jade Art Auction

by Galerie Zacke Vienna

December 3, 2016

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • DISC IN SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADE
  • DISC IN SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADE
  • DISC IN SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADE
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Description: Jade. China, Late Neolithic period, Qijia culture, c.2200-1900 BC

This disc is carved from a pale green, semi-translucent jade with large brown and reddish areas: part of the body is also covered by dark speckles. The chalky-white patches visible along the rim are portions of the jade which have been heavily modified while the disc was buried in the tomb: these alterations occur as a reaction to the acidity of the soil or if the jades were put in contact with the corpse. As it is often the case with jades from North-west China, the central hole has been drilled from one side only and the core was probably chopped off, as suggested by the slightly rugged look of the rim bordering the hole.
A close comparable example carved in a differently coloured stone is a disc from Gallery Zacke, catalogue number AK1115-111: see description and images at the following link, http://www.zacke.at/en/item/17697/ritual-bi-disc

玉璧 - 新石器時代晚期,齊家文化, 公元前2200-1900
直径 9.2 厘米 -孔径 4 厘米
DIAMETER 9.2 CM - HOLE 4 CM
From an Italian collection

Notes: All jades in this catalogue will soon be published in the forthcoming jade book by FILIPPO SALVIATI: "THE MYSTERIOUS STONE - Archaic and Antique Chinese Jades from Neolithic to Han from Private Collections".

Professor Salviati teaches Chinese Art at the University "La Sapienza" in Rome, Faculty of Oriental Studies, and is one of the world's most recognized jade experts, specialized in archaic jades until the Song Dynasty. Hi-resolution pictures of all jades are to be found in our web-site, and can be enlarged so that handwork, age-related traces of weathering, as well as colors are very well recognizable.

本書中的所有玉器都也出版在:"神秘的石头-私人收藏的新石器时代到汉代的玉器"作者:Filippo Salviati
Salviati教授是羅馬大學中國美術專家,世界上最出名的雕玉藝術專家之一。他的專業是商代一直到宋代的古玉。我會網上的古玉都可以方大,看的到最微小的細節,正如手工,年代顏色等。

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