A rare white and russet jade 'phoenix' pendant Western Han Dynasty (2)

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Lot 105
A rare white and russet jade 'phoenix' pendant
Western Han Dynasty

HK$ 150,000 - 180,000
US$ 19,000 - 23,000
A rare white and russet jade 'phoenix' pendant
Western Han Dynasty
Boldly carved in openwork with a sinuous chi dragon and phoenix surrounding the she, the 'archer's thumb ring', with further incised details, the stone of a white tone with some dark brown inclusions to the edges, box.
6.3cm (2 1/2in) long. (2).

Footnotes

  • 西漢 白玉螭鳳紋韘形佩

    Compare with a similar jade 'phoenix' pendant, Eastern Han Dynasty, in the Palace Museum collection, illustrated in Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Jade 4 Han, Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties, Beijing, 2011, p.204, no.259.

    白玉質,局部受鐵沁,整器以鏤雕、陰刻手法琢磨螭和鳳紋匍匐於雞心兩側,眉眼、羽髪細部以陰線淺刻,線條延伸至佩身,正反皆然。雞心穿孔原形,正面突出,邊緣銳利,背面略凹,打磨圓潤。

    韘本為實用器,乃古代射箭時戴在拇指作扣弦用。漢代開始成為裝飾品,又稱雞心佩、心形佩。可參考一件北京故宮藏東漢螭鳳紋韘形佩,見《故宮博物院藏品大系玉器篇4》,北京,2011年,頁204,編號259。
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A rare white and russet jade 'phoenix' pendant Western Han Dynasty (2)
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