Warring States Jade Vase, H. 21cm

 

Made of mutton white Hetian jade as a whole piece of work, this vase is seen has three sections. The upper and lower sections are in the shape of a trapezoid, with the middle section around corner cube. The four corners of the container are seen typical Warring States wave curve notched edge with open work. The upper and lower sections are seen low relief motifs of spirit’s face and phoenix and the middle section with spirit’s face and dragon. The motifs are extraordinarily fine carved. The archaic evidences of differential weathering and cleaving veins are found on several spots of the object.战国方口出脊白玉樽, H. 21cm。 玉樽为盛酒之器. 本件玉樽系一体成形, 而以造型区分为三节.上宽下窄. 最上层上宽下窄之梯形立体, 开口处外缘各边长度为10cm, 底部各边长度为5.8cm, 高度为9cm. 第二层中间略为鼓起方形体, 中间宽度及高度均为6.5cm.第三层为上窄下宽之倒梯形, 上边宽度为5.8cm, 下边宽度为7cm. 全器四个角有波浪形镂空出牙, 第一层与第三层为多层次具有战国风格之浅浮雕神面与双凤纹. 中间层为神面与双龙纹. 本器以上等白玉雕制, 有石灰沁及微带绿色及橘色之沁色,差异风化, 冰裂纹等古玉迹象. 本器刀工优美, 线条华丽流畅, 是难得的战国玉樽。

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

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