A fine white jade openwork 'Apsara' plaque  Song Dynasty

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A fine white jade openwork 'Apsara' plaque
Song Dynasty

Sold for HK$ 63,125 (US$ 8,065) inc. premium
A fine white jade openwork 'Apsara' plaque
Song Dynasty
The rectangular plaque intricately carved in openwork as a flying celestial deity wearing a scarf and long flowing robes, holding a lotus stem amidst foliage above scrolling clouds, the translucent stone of an even white tone.
6cm (2 1/3in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 宋 白玉鏤空飛天帶飾

    Provenance:
    An American private collection
    Marchant, London

    Exhibited, Published and Illustrated:
    Marchant, 90th Anniversary Exhibition: Ninety Jades for 90 Years, London, 2015, no.20

    來源:
    美國私人舊藏
    倫敦Marchant

    展覽、出版及著錄:
    Marchant,《玉器九十,90週年特展》,倫敦,2015年,編號20

    Compare with a closely related white jade figure of Apsara, Song dynasty, carved with similar facial features, illustrated in Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Jade 5, Tang, Song, Liao, Jin and Yuan Dynasties, Beijing, 2011, pl.120. See a related white jade carving of an apsara, Song/Ming dynasty, which was sold at Bonhams Hong Kong, 27 November 2018, lot 151.

    白玉質,白皙透瑩,以拉絲鏤空之法雕飛天執荷揚波之態,飛天髮髻高聳,開臉用刀古拙,波濤翻卷如靈芝雲紋,饒有動態。荷葉翻轉至背面,陰刻經脈波紋,纖毫不爽。 可參考北京故宮博物院藏一件宋代白玉飛天,開臉和本品有互通之處,見《故宮博物院藏品大系玉器篇5》,北京,2011年,編號120;另有香港邦瀚斯2018年11月27日售出一件宋或明白玉雕飛天,拍品編號151。
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A fine white jade openwork 'Apsara' plaque  Song Dynasty
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