HUANG WITH TWO DRAGON HEADS AND STUDS DÉCOR

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Auction date:28.04.2017   15:00
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Lot 62HUANG WITH TWO DRAGON HEADS AND STUDS DÉCOR
HUANG WITH TWO DRAGON HEADS AND STUDS DÉCOR
Jade
China
Late Eastern Zhou, Warring States, 3. - 2. Century. Before
WIDTH 9.7 CM, THICKNESS 3 MM
龍紋玉環。中國,東周代,戰國時期,公元前4-3世紀。寬9.7厘米,厚約0.7厘米。加拿大私人舊藏。

Bogiger Huang, flat, and with the expression of a powerful dragon heads at both Ends. These are from the archaic Kuilong and a top, slightly bent nose and a Beard with a spiral from the chin. Pointed protruding ears, the elastic Band behind your head with the finest line of cut. The bogige surface of the Huang is provided on both sides with the swirl pattern, the Wowen. These are actually clouds, but spirally curled,thus reference to the “sky pet” dragon. This Form of the Huang at the time had been very popular and has had an apotropaic function. Very small Eyelet, the color is light-yellow due to the green with age, whitish in the light tan.

Very similar examples can be found in Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber, Ancient Chinese Jades fromthe Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA) in 1975, Nos. 488 and 489, in the same time, about the same size, the dragon heads, however, as a “feline(?) monsters” referred to. Or no. 187 in “Jades of the Eastern Chou and Wu Chu Dynasties”, Taiwan in 1979, as a “double dragon head”.

Notes by Prof. Salviati: This fine example of a huang, or arc-shaped ornament, has carved dragon heads at the extremities and an arched section decorated with small raised, long-tailed curls: the ornament is pierced at the top centre with a hole for suspension is drilled from one side only. The ears, nose, eye, mouth, and chin are all highlighted through a low relief effect obtained by grinding away the jade near the detail to be emphasized. Two raised bands incised with thin lines to separate the heads from the body. The jade is translucent and pale green in colour, with yellowish hues and some altered, white areas. Remains of soil and traces of red pigment are scattered over the surface. Compare two huang from the Grenville L. Winthrop (1864-1943) collection now in the Harvard Art Museum, acc. nos.1943.50.179 and 1943.50.341, so published in Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber, Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA), 1975, nos.488 and 489: http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections/object/204933?position=0 http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections/object/204987?position=0.

Expertise: Wolfmar Zacken & Filippo Salviati
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