春秋玉虎, Spring Autumn Jade Tiger

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本器青玉雕琢,老虎作匍匐狀, 全身琢春秋特色的如意雲紋, 尾部部鈣化跡象明顯.

Spring Autumn Jade Tiger,L.7.5cm,H.1.7cm,W. 1.7cm, 50grams. Made of Hetian jade with green tone, this jade tiger has the motif of auspicious cloud with Autumn Spring period style. The open work carving at the mouth has demonstrated hig3307hly skillful way to drill the holes with tiny remaining connecting areas which is almost not possible to achieve (see the close-up image for the teeth) using modern tools( Genuineness may be thus implied ). In addition to the mastery workmanship, antiquity evide18979nces of cleaving vein, differential weathering, additive crystals and calcification are presented.

Appraisal Indexes:

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

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