Carved with top quality white jade, the fish head has the design of dragon with an ax shape mouth which may be the origin for the dragon mouth after Han Dynasty. Two pair of legs is seen in the center part. Square angel lines carrying the Shang Dynasty genre of ko or hooked sword are decorated for the whole body. Fins are detailed with graceful incensed lines. Antiquity evidences include additive crystal and differential weathering.
- quality of jade: 10
- rareness: 9
- historical and cultural significance: 9
- workmanship: 9
- condition: 10