戰國 S龍珮, L.21cm, H.11cm, A New Definition of S-shape Dragon



戰國S龍玉珮對,L.21cm,H.11cm。 S龍造型玉佩系戰國玉器之特有風格,龍系飛翔空中穿梭於雲霧間之吉祥物,從設計之造型上,為了達到雲之效果,便在龍身之間,加上一橫向體。 本器白玉雕琢,雙面對稱,飾勾聯雲紋,古玉跡象為擴散暈沁色,鈣化及增生晶體。dscn28901




Warring States S-shape Dragon Plaque,  21cm xStill_2018-01-01_093457_60X_N0077 11cm. Carved with top grade Hetian jade, these pair of S-shape dragon plaques have the main motif of a dragon, on the body, there is a phoenix. On the surface, there is a motif of a crop on one plague and the connected cloud motif on the other. Antiquity evidence consists of diffusive markings and calcification. This kind of jade plaque has been called S dragon for a long time. Still_2018-01-01_093559_60X_N0078The uniquets

element for this kind of jade form is the horizontal bar at the center of the dragon body.  It is interesting to note that this particular horizontal bar is, in fact, to represent the cloud in the sky to further imply that the dragon is flying in the sky and fly through the cloud. (Lower left image shows the typical presentation of flying through cloud dragon.)IMG_2871

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