Shang Dyasty Fang State(-1)Jade Seal商代方國玉印,14.5cm x 4,H. 14cm

Shang Dyasty  Fang State(-1)Jade Seal商代方國玉印,14.5cm x 4,H. 14cm.

images (7)With bronze pixie as the handle, the base of the seal has the shape of combination of trapezoid solid and square frame structure made of white jade. The four wall of the trapezoid white jade are carved with low relief dragon. The four sides of the square solid shape are bronze open work carving of deity. The bottom of the base has two low relief motifs of phoenix.本器玉座白玉雕琢, 呈梯形, 印鈕為青銅辟邪, 印座為鏤空結構, 四面為青銅神面鏤雕, 印座上方呈斜坡形, 飾龍紋浮浮雕, 底座底面飾雙鳳紋淺浮雕, 造型優美具神秘感.全器古玉跡象明顯, 有差異風化, 曝露晶面及擴散暈沁色.

Appraisal Indexes:

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

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