A rare white and russet jade openwork 'chilong' belt-buckle Early Ming Dynasty

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A rare white and russet jade openwork 'chilong' belt-buckle
Early Ming Dynasty

HK$ 100,000 - 150,000
US$ 13,000 - 19,000
A rare white and russet jade openwork 'chilong' belt-buckle
Early Ming Dynasty
Comprising two reticulated circular sections, each intricately carved with a chi dragon writhing amidst stylised scrolling ruyi-heads, one dragon depicted with a single horn and the other with a flowing mane, each highly detailed with a knobbly spine and a bifurcated tail, joined by a central ring enclosing a chilong roundel in relief, the even white stone highlighted with attractive russet markings.
8cm (3 1/8in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 明初 白玉帶皮鏤空雕帶扣

    Provenance:
    The Hon. Judge Edgar Bromberger (1889-1956), New York
    Marchant, London

    Exhibited, Published and Illustrated:
    Marchant, 90th Anniversary Exhibition: Ninety Jades for 90 Years, London, 2015, no.25

    Judge Edgar Bromberger made a number of gifts to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, including an important Qingbai glazed bodhisattva, Yuan dynasty, which is illustrated by S.G.Valenstain, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1975, no.120.

    Edgar Bromberger法官曾多次向紐約大都會博物館捐贈文物,其中包括一件重要的元代青白觀音像,並著錄於S.G.Valenstain,《中國瓷器手冊》,紐約,1975年,編號120。

    來源:
    美國紐約Edgar Bromberger法官(1889-1956)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25

    白玉質,扣端略微留皮,玉質溫潤,光華內斂。玉料一剖為二,鏤雕活環,環鈕浮雕盤身螭龍,每扇正面鏤空雕螭龍銜環,背面光素,僅以砣刀略施淺刻陰線。此帶扣風格古穆,有宋金遺風。類似的例子可參考北京故宮藏一件明代白玉螭龍紋帶飾,形制工藝與本拍品頗似,見《故宮博物院藏品大系玉器篇6》,北京,2011年,編號145,頁168。
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A rare white and russet jade openwork 'chilong' belt-buckle Early Ming Dynasty
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