A large archaic green jade blade, gui Late Shang Dynasty (2)

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Lot 103
A large archaic green jade blade, gui
Late Shang Dynasty

Sold for HK$ 125,625 (US$ 16,010) inc. premium
A large archaic green jade blade, gui
Late Shang Dynasty
The thickly cut long blade of a rectangular form, carved with a diagonal rounded edge and decorated to one side with straight grooves and ridges, the other side undecorated, with a drilled hole to one end, the stone of a yellowish-green tone with opaque straw-toned and dark grey inclusions, box. 29cm (11 1/2in) long. (2).

Footnotes

  • 商晚期 青玉槽紋圭

    Compare with an archaic jade blade unearthed from Fuhao's tomb, late Shang dynasty, which is illustrated by Gu Fang in The Pictorial Handbook of Ancient Chinese Jades, Beijing, 2007, p.106.

    青玉質,黃褐色沁,器呈扁長方形,單面刃,身略收以致刃寬端窄,端扁平,其上一穿,孔上大下小,厚身,轉交圓潤,圭身一面陷地打磨出五條凸起槽紋,中間三條頭頂圭刃,邊上兩條向兩側分開,槽紋和穿孔琢以三組陰刻線紋,三兩相間,共八條,背面光素。

    此種形制與《古玉圖考》著錄的「琓圭」頗似,安陽婦好墓曾出土一件類似的槽紋玉圭可供參考,見古方著,《中國古玉器圖典》,北京,2007年,頁106。
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A large archaic green jade blade, gui Late Shang Dynasty (2)
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