Is the dragon fish a living fossil?

006 (1)Spring Autumn Dragon Fish, 春秋玉龍魚L.8.3cm,50 grams. The over wider mouth is a variant of the axe shape mouth of the Shang Dynasty pattern. The wide open with curling up and down is thstomias-boa1-full_1e same of 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 evidences include differential weathering, cleaving vein and exposed crystal plane. Made of white jade, this jade dragon fish has mastery workmanship.

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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