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 the 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 element, 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.
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.
- quality of jade: 10
- rareness: 8
- historical and cultural significance: 8
- workmanship: 10
- condition: 10