CONVOLUTE WITH A BI AND THREE AMULETS

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Auction date:28.04.2017   15:00
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Lot 75CONVOLUTE WITH A BI AND THREE AMULETS
CONVOLUTE WITH A BI AND THREE AMULETS
Jade
China
late Qing dynasty, 19th century. Century.
75a: DIAMETER 5 CM75b: HEIGHT 6.3 CM75c: HEIGHT 3.8 CM, THICKNESS is 5.2 MM75d: HEIGHT 6.7 CM
75a: BI
Jade. China, late Qing-dynasty, 19th century. Century.

玉璧。中國,清代晚期,19世紀。Ralph von koenigswald 先生與維也納的 Vera Krassilnikoff太太 舊藏。

The small Bi disk, in archaic style, the deeply ingrained Relief geometrically abstracted Taotie, the defensive-like masks. This Bi-Jade could be older, weathering, and irregular thickness. In transmitted light the colour is reddish-yellow.

DIAMETER 5 CM

75b: PENDANT IN the form of DRAGON
Jade. China, late Qing-dynasty, 19th century. Century.

龍形玉瑗。中國,清代晚期,19世紀。高6.3厘米。Ralph von koenigswald 先生與維也納的 Vera Krassilnikoff太太舊藏。

The dragon is designed very abstract, muzzle, Horn, leg, and long tail are seen to form all of a surface of uniform composition. In the incident-light black-and-green color in transmitted light a yellowish-red. Deep ingrained lines, some small fields with line decor, the overall style of the archaic Zhou-time inspired. Eyelet to attach.

HEIGHT 6.3 CM

75c: ZIERANHÄNGER IN the FORM of A bile's big
Jade. China, 19. Century.

龍形玉瑗。中國,清代晚期,19世紀。高6.3厘米。Ralph von koenigswald 先生與維也納的 Vera Krassilnikoff太太舊藏。

Very light gray green Jade with a slightly yellowish tone. In purely formal terms, this Zieranhänger is puzzling. The lower smooth part looks like a hatchet with a curved blade, Yes, even an "executioner's axe", as you would call it from our point of view. The upper two-thirds are provided with relief decoration, the outer contour in this area is irregular, you could also say "cloudy". The Ornamental consists of spirals, which can be interpreted as a "cloud vortex" Wowen. However, it is also sharp teeth of a mythical monster in the appropriate Places and the Eyelet are to be found is immediately to the eye. Thus, this Schmuckjade had certainly apotropaic function. Very good obtaining determination. HEIGHT 3.8 CM, THICKNESS 5.2 MM 75d: jewelry pendant Jade. China, late Qing-dynasty, 19th century. Century of The ancient and archaic type of an axe-blade has been carried out in this Jade as a jewelry pendant.The shape is typical, the back rounded, and in the approximate center around a decorative Band, honed, with Patterns in the archaic style. In reflected light the color of this Jade is green-grey with a slightly whitish zones in the focused transmitted light is yellow-red.

HEIGHT 6.7 CM

Expertise: Wolfmar Zacken & Filippo Salviati
From the former collection of Ralph von koenigswald, acquired around 1939 in Beijing, then in the collection of a German doctor from Singapore, then the collection of Vera Krassilnikoff, Vienna
ANTIQUE AND ARCHAIC JADES FROM THE COLLECTION OF GUSTAV, RALPH KING OF THE FOREST (1902 - 1982)
NR. 70-74d

Gustaf Ralph of the king of the forest (1902 - 82) is one of the most important paleoanthropologists of the world, became famous with the discovery of Homo erectus in Java.
Koenigswald has stayed in Beijing at the end of the 1930s, and especially with the acquisition of Jaden is concerned. Already in 2007, we were able to acquire valuable Jaden from his possession.
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