Spring Autumn Jade Toad,春秋玉蟾蜍 L.7.5cm, W.6.5cm, T.1cm 120 grams.
Considered as a symbol of good fortune by ancient Chinese, toad appears on many art forms in the Chinese culture. For example, the toad appeared at the north west corner of the Han Dynasty silk painting. (see lower left image). The auspicious cloud motifs of this jade toad have the same style as those of the Late Spring Autumn Period Jade Bi, Outer D.7.5cm, inner D.2.37cm, T 0.3cm. Unearthed in 1986 from Zenshan, Wu County, Jiangsu Province, a collection of Artifacts Management Commission of Wu County,Jiangsu Province. Considered as a symbol of good fortune by ancient Chinese, jade toad has been always a favorite collection item by serious as well as amateur collectors. Combined by special refined workmanship, in addition to the general antiquity of diffusive marking, cleaving vein and additive crystal, this item has beautiful calcification development which proves its authentication and most collectors would love to enjoy.
- quality of jade: 8
- rareness: 7
- historical and cultural significance: 7
- workmanship: 9
- size: 4
- condition: 10