Sunlight, water and air may have different effects on antique jade

Jade Dragon Turtle, L.7.5cm,H.5cm,W.4cm

The evidence of the different appearances causing by different conditions of sunlight, water and earth can be seen from this Warring States jade artifact. One side of the object facing the earth covering with mud has shown preserving the surface while the other side has direct sunshine and rain has evolved into rough but smooth surface.

In addition, antiquity evidences of additive crystals, cleaving vein and diffusive marking are shown. The object is a censer with open work carving. The major motifs are two mythical beasts. The small one is the typical Warring States style dragon climbing on the bigger one with open work turtle shell.

 

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