清代翠玉龍首刀Qing Dynasty Jadeite Knife, L.20cms, W.6.5cms, D.0.8cm, 300grams

 

清代翠玉龍首刀Qing Dynasty Jadeite Knife, L.20cms, W.6.5cms, D.0.8cm, 300grams

本器翠玉雕琢成玉刀形制, 以龍首作為刀柄, 龍首頭上有二角, 龍鼻有二細長龍鬚, 刀背飾遊龍戲珠, 全器刀工古樸有力. 此翠玉龍首刀可能為文鎮之用.Carved with top quality jadeite, the Qing Dynasty knife has dragon motif as the handle. On the back if blade, a cling dragon hongshanhorseknife1Aplaying pearl is seen. Antiquity evidences include differential weathering and exposed crystal planes.

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

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