戰國神面紋白玉瓶, H. 13cm, W.9.8cm, 510grams。本器材質屬於純白玻璃種和田玉質, 就結構上言, 瓶口之大小與瓶身相等,瓶頸之高度與瓶身至底座之高度相等. 瓶身中央四等份處各有一游環.就表面紋飾言, 瓶身上部三分之一處, 圍繞著四組具有戰國風格之淺浮雕龍紋, 瓶身其他三分之二, 則有四組戰國風格之淺浮雕神面紋.本器之造型優美, 外形所構成之線條, 對稱而精確. 有差異風化, 增生晶體, 斑晶等古玉跡象. 綜合而言, 本件為不可多得之戰國玉器精品, 是行家收藏的對象。The object is made of Hetian jade with pure white glassy touch quality. As far as the design is concerned, fluid curvature and symmetry perfection are seen for the whole vase. The size of the vase mouth and that of the body is equally presented.
The height of the vase neck and that of the lower body is equal . Loose rings are seen on each side of the quarter area. On the surface of the one third area is seen the deity’s face surround by low relief dragon motifs. The deity face has the style of Shang Dynasty and the dragon style is fabricated with line style. The archaic evidences are seen to include deteriorated marking, additive crystals. This is one of the extreme fine workmanship, the the rare and marvelous items for professional collectors.
- quality of jade: 10
- rareness: 10
- historical and cultural significance: 9
- workmanship: 10
- condition: 10
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