Shang Dynasty Jade Tiger L.30cm商代玉虎

U414P1T1D4455559F21DT20040929105748Shang Dynasty Jade Tiger,L. 30 cm,W.7cm,H.7cm, 1400 grams. This jade tiger has typical Shang Dynasty motif( Compared to the lower right image of Shang Dynasty bronze tiger, vortex or whirlpool motifs of the jade tiger and bronze tiger are similar)  and carving style of low relief on decreasing level. The ear has a shape mushroom. The double L shape icon may serve as a key to unlock the mystery. Additive crystal, dissolve pits and differential weathering are seen.

本器白玉雕琢, 玉虎呈撲匍匐狀, 耳朵呈蘑菇形, 四腿上方飾捲曲形多種層次淺浮雕, 背上及腹部兩側雕琢方形回紋. 增生晶體溶蝕孔差異風化跡象明顯.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 7
  2. rareness: 9
  3. historical and cultural significance: 9
  4. workmanship: 9
  5. size:10
  6. condition: 10

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s