Jade Ax, L. 25cm, H. 15cm,1060grams

S__2834437Carved green tone jade, the object has the shape of ax with eagle head handle. There are two holes located at the blade and the handle. A bulge shape hole is seen on the neck of the eagle head. typical round shape groove lines of Hongshan Culture jade are presented on the blade of the ax. Antiquity evidences of cleaving vein, exposed crystal plane, differential weathering and diffusive markings are  seen. Streamline carving technique  is skillfully applied to enhance the mastery of workmanship of the entire object.

 

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 7
  2. rareness: 9
  3. historical and cultural significance:8
  4. workmanship: 10
  5. size:8
  6. condition: 10