A VERY FINELY CRAFTED RING YUAN

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Auction date:28.04.2017   15:00
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Lot 49A VERY FINELY CRAFTED RING YUAN
A VERY FINELY CRAFTED RING YUAN
Jade
North-West-China
Late Neolithic period, Qijia culture, North-West China, approx. 2200-1900 before
DM. 11.7 CM, INNER 6.8 CM, THICKNESS 6 MM
玉瑗。中國,齊家文化,約公元前2200-1900 年。外直徑 11.7 厘米,內直徑 6.8 厘米,厚0.6 厘米 。維也納私人舊藏。

Similar to a Bi-wheel, however, with a large inner opening, so that a Yuan. Both sides are, the hue is a light green grey White with a brownish, cloudy area, as well as scattered, more specific white spots. The entire surface on both sides is executed with great accuracy, the Polish has - considering the age - surprisingly good. The clear simplicity of Form, light, and good translucency, the fundamental cosmic aspect of the Yuan in an impressive manner.

This Jade is published in the book of FILIPPO SALVIATI: THE MYSTERIOUS STONE: Chinese Jades from the Neolithic to the Han from private collections (release date spring 2017).

Notes by Prof. Salviati: A very similar ring in translucent light green jade with brown markings from the sunshine collection was published in 1976, in the Eskenazi catalogue, Chinese Jades from a Private Collection, cat. no.4, diameter 10.8 cm, hole 5.9 cm. Another comparable ring (13.8 cm) with a smaller hole and in a similar stone is in the National Museum of History, Taiwan, no.89-00040, published in John Johnston and Chan Lai Pik, 5,000 Years of Chinese Jade Featuring Selections from the National Museum of History, Taiwan, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, San Antonio Museum of Art, 2011, no.13.


Expertise: Wolfmar Zacken & Filippo Salviati
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