Warring States Jade Ring-1,戰國白玉龍紋玉瑗


Jade Ring-1, D. 6.2cm

Made of top  quality Hetian mutton white jade, this ring has two sets of dragon motifs with carving style of reduction surface low relief lines of the genre of Shang Dynasty appear on both sides. Inscriptions( 皇出令宦用作公富 The King issued order to have the property for public use as seen on the right hand side images) of bronze writing style are seen on the side of outer edge. Archaic evidences of differential weathering, diffusive markings and exposed crystals are apparent. With mastery workmanship and historical scripts, this jade ring is an important artifact as well as artwork.

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