Tang Dynasty Jade Bottle, 唐玉瓶, H.15cm

Tang Dynasty Jade Bottle, 唐玉瓶. H.15cm, W.6cm,D.4cm. Carved with white jade, the cover of the container has onion shape. At the neck of the container, there are two

notched ears each has a loose ring. bbbBelow the ears, there is incised line auspicious motif.  At the belly part,  there is low relief honeysuckle, the bottom has water lily. Both sides have the same motif. Based on the meaning of the water lily, this is container may be called the treasury bottle of the Guang-In.本器白玉雕琢, 蓋子呈洋蔥形, 頸部較窄, 兩側有游環執耳, 瓶腹飾忍冬花淺浮雕, 忍冬花又稱金銀花, 剛開花時呈白色, 第二天花將榭時呈黃色, 白黃相間, 酷似金銀, 故稱呼金銀花. 下端飾蓮花淺浮雕, 此器可能作為觀音菩薩之詩寶瓶.

Appraisal Indexes:
1. quality of jade: 8
2. rareness: 8
3. historical and cultural significance: 9
4. workmanship: 9
5. size:7
6. condition: 10