A large calcified jade scabbard chape Western Han Dynasty

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Lot 108
A large calcified jade scabbard chape
Western Han Dynasty

Sold for HK$ 213,125 (US$ 27,159) inc. premium
A large calcified jade scabbard chape
Western Han Dynasty
Of lenticular section, the chape carved on both sides with angular scrolls incorporating T-scrolls, the bigger flat end remains undecorated, whilst the smaller side drilled with a central hole flanked by two bullnose perforations for attachment to the bottom of a scabbard, the stone of a green tone with some ivory-white calcified inclusions. 8cm (3in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 西漢 青玉沁色丁字紋劍珌

    Provenance:
    Roger Keverne Ltd., London
    An English private collection

    Published and Illustrated:
    Roger Keverne Ltd., Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics. Summer Exhibition, London, 2003, no.81

    來源:
    倫敦Roger Keverne有限公司
    英國私人收藏

    出版及著錄:
    Roger Keverne有限公司,《Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics. Summer Exhibition》,倫敦,2003年,編號81

    For similar examples of jade chapes, see N.Palmgren, Selected Chinese Antiquities from the Collection of Gustav Adolf Crown Prince of Sweden, Stockholm, 1948, fig.5, pl.53; and A.Salmony, Archaic Chinese Jades from the Edward and Louise B. Sonneschein Collection, Chicago, 1952, fig.2, pl.XCI. For similarly decorated chapes, see P.Y.K.Lam, ed., Jades from the Tomb of the King of Nanyue, Guangzhou, 1991, no.226; an example in the British Museum, London, illustrated in J.Rawson and J.Ayers, Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages, London, 1975, no.160; and Great National Treasures of China: Special Exhibition in Kaohsiung City Loaned by the National Palace Museum's Seventieth Anniversary, Kaohsiung City, 1994, p.69, no.28.

    青玉質,局部雞骨沁,頂部鑚三孔表面鏟地浮雕丁字雲紋。

    可參考數件相似玉劍珌:一件著錄於N.Palmgren著,《Selected Chinese Antiquities from the Collection of Gustav Adolf Crown Prince of Sweden》,斯德哥爾摩,1948年,圖5,圖版5;以及另一件著錄於A.Salmony著,《Archaic Chinese Jades from the Edward and Louise B. Sonneschein Collection》,芝加哥,1952年,圖2,圖版XCI。相似的紋飾可參考一件著錄於林業強編,《南越王墓玉器》,廣州,1991年,編號226;另一件藏於大英博物館,著錄於J.Rawson及J.Ayers著,《Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages》,倫敦,1975年,編號160;以及高雄曾展出一件,見《國之重寶特展圖錄 : 國立故宮博物院預祝建院七十週年高雄市特展紀盛》,高雄,1994年,頁69,編號28。
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