Qing Dynasty Phoenix Jade plaque清玉鳳鳥珮





清代玉鳳珮, H. 9.5cm, W. 4cm,40grams.本器青玉雕琢, 形制與婦好墓出土之商代玉鳳乎一樣. 較為不同之處有二, 一為鳳冠, 一為鳳眼. 商代玉鳳鳳冠呈欄柵形, 本器鳳冠呈波浪形,  商代玉鳳鳳眼為圓形, 本器鳳眼呈水滴形, 及一般所稱的鳳眼. 本器玉質料晶瑩溫潤, 古玉跡象為擴散暈沁色及溶蝕孔.Qing Dynasty Phoenix Jade plaque,H. 9.5cm, W. 4cm,40grams. Similar to several other Shang Dynasty jade phoenix plaque styles, the present object is carved with fine quality Hetain jade with apple green tone. The eye has the shape of water drop which is the typical phoenix eye in the context of Chinese culture. The crown is a wave structure with two holes. The back has a convex structure with two holes, the rump has a convex structure with one hole. The wing is designed with con vex line forming from two concave lines.  The tail is elongated with two branches. There are two holes between the rump and the tail. With mastery carving, it is a nice jade phoenix plaque. Antiquity evidences include diffusive markings, cleaving vein and dissolve pits.( lower right is the Shang Dynasty phoenix, a collection of the National Museum China)