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Lot 21: PAIR OF COLLARED YUAN RINGS

Chinese Jade Art Auction

by Galerie Zacke Vienna

December 3, 2016

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • PAIR OF COLLARED YUAN RINGS
  • PAIR OF COLLARED YUAN RINGS
  • PAIR OF COLLARED YUAN RINGS
  • PAIR OF COLLARED YUAN RINGS
  • PAIR OF COLLARED YUAN RINGS
  • PAIR OF COLLARED YUAN RINGS
  • PAIR OF COLLARED YUAN RINGS
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Description: Jade. China, Late Shang dynasty, c. 1200 BC

These two collared rings are carved in two types of jade which are rather different from that used for the similar ornaments presented in the previous Lot. The smaller ring is in fact worked from an opaque green variety of jade with white patches due to the alteration of the material. The jade of the larger one is strongly weathered instead and has taken a chalky white patina with bluish and reddish patches underneath. This type of jade is similar to that used to carve the items unearthed at the Jinsha site, Sichuan Province, dated to c.1200 to 650 BC and where many collared rings were also found. A section of the collar and of the ring shows signs of repair, while the smaller disc is chipped along the border.
A collared ring similar to the larger one is in the collection of the National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan (object number 89-00042): it is carved from a partly discoloured, mottled yellow-tan jade and published in J. Johnston and Chan Lai Pik, 5,000 Years of Chinese Jade, Featuring Selections from the National Museum of History, Taiwan, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, San Antonio Museum of Art, 2011, no.17.
Compare also a similar flanged bracelet from the Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987) collection auctioned at Christie's New York on 18 March 2009, Sale 2268, Lot 269:
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/jewelry/an-unusual-cloudy-grey-opaque-jade-flanged-5181905-details.aspx?from=salesummery&intObjectID=5181905&sid=c8068c1f-3098-4ec7-8e08-af3d3ca741d2

一雙有领玉瑗 - 商代晚期, 公元前 1200
直径 10.2 - 8.4 厘米; 高 2.3 - 1 厘米; 孔径 5.8 - 5.5 厘米
DIAMETER 10.2 AND 8.4 CM - HEIGHT: 2.3 AND 1 CM - INNER DIAMETER 5.8 AND 5.5 CM
From a German 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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