Is the dragon fish a living fossil?Spring Autumn Dragon Fish, 春秋玉龍魚L.8.3cm,50 grams.

 

Spring Autumn Dragon Fish, 春秋玉龍魚L.8.3cm,50 grams. The over the wider mouth is a variant of the ax shape mouth of the Shang Dynasty pattern. The wide open with curling up and down is thstomias-boa1-full_1e same as that of the Shang Dynasty and Western Zhou(The last two images here). While the fin of Shang dragon fish is detailed to express the 0w2640071181u3007159525t21element, the present one to
integrate the fin into the body as a whole. Antiquity evidence includes differential weathering, cleaving vein, and exposed crystal plane. Made of white jade, this jade dragon fish has mastery workmanship.

本器青玉雕琢, 商代特色斧頭形的嘴巴, 全身飾春秋特色飽滿的淺浮雕如意雲紋, 頭部鑽孔, 利於配帶.S__3727403

Appraisal Indexes:

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

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