春秋玉珮, Spring Autumn Jade plaque, L. 8.5cm, W.3. 5cm, 60grams

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85本器黃玉雕琢, 形制為凹凸狀玉珮. 上緣呈夾角直線, 中央有孔, 下緣兩端有弧形角.凸面飾大鼻小眼神面雙龍紋淺浮雕, 補白處飾春秋游絲刀工如意雲紋, 凹面為素面, 全器紋飾優美具立體感, 刀工流暢幹練遒勁, 古玉跡象為溶蝕孔, 擴散暈沁色及鈣化.Handsomely crafted by yellow tone jade, this jade plaque resembles a reduced-size mask. The front side shows a convex plain with a bump at the center where sees a hole at the upper. The thickness gradually decreases to both edges. The upper edge has three grooves. The lower end is narrower and has round corners. The major motif of the front side is low relief Deity face. The forehead of the Deity face has two dragons. The rest area is padding with cloud motifs in both low relief and incised lines styles. This jade plaque shows great attention to detail, phenomenal subtlety of surface and fluent lines. Antiquity evidences are are different weathering, dissolved pits and calcification.

Appraisal Indexes:

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

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