本器白玉雕琢, 形制為玉瑗, 紋飾雙面對稱, 每一面琢左右方向相反二龍, 龍首前端飾直角下彎尖刀表示無堅不破, 龍眼呈兩端尖銳形, 身體以抽象形式表示, 中央及後端各有一爪, 全器線條以減地陽紋為之, 紋飾之部置具神祕感, 有商周餘韻. 玉瑗壁面琢陰線金文體”皇王令宦用作公富”, 可能是一種歷史文獻, 記載戰國時期, 對財產或土地作為公家使用之訓令. 本器材質為上等和田白玉, 古玉跡象為擴散暈沁色, 增生晶體及螞蟻腳, 部分玻璃光明顯.本器與另一琢有”侯又子壬十宗令天重其年”之玉瑗可能有關(見另文).
Warring States 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) of The King issued order to have the property for public use of bronze writing style are seen on the wall of ring. Archaic evidences of differential weathering, diffusive markings and exposed crystals are apparent. With mastery workmanship and scripts recording historical event, this jade ring is an important artifact as well as jade artwork.
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