Warring Staes Jade Ring-2, D. 6.5cm, 51grams戰國白玉龍紋玉瑗

 

Carved with white jade, this ring has a design of four dragons with decreasing size by using low relief, high relief and open work carving style. Scripts read as the marquis add a son name Zenshih who will join to share the land that appeared on both sides. Antiquity evidences include differential weathering, additive crystal, cleaving vein and calcification. This ring is similar to the other ring in terms of quality of jade, style of scripts and appearance of antiquity. The meaning of the script of this ring (Ring-2)is related the the other ring(Ring-1). The reading may be arranged as it follows:

侯又子壬十宗邑天下爭田矣

The marquis adds a son name Zenshih who will join to share the land(Ring-2), The King issued order to have the property for public use(Ring-1) .