戰國龍紋銘文玉文鎮, Warring States Jade Paperweight, H.7cm, W.4.3cm

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IMG_2790本器青玉雕琢, 形制為螭龍紋雙立柱文鎮, 正面施螭龍紋高浮雕, 背面陰刻篆體”孔君玉平兄正文定”.文定,或稱送定、納吉、下插定,又稱「小聘」(「大聘」則指「納徵」或「過大禮」),是古代傳統婚禮的訂婚儀式之一, 本器雙立柱意涵男女雙方雙姓聯結之意。本器古玉跡象為差異風化, 擴散暈沁色及溶蝕孔. Carved with pale tone jade, the object is a double column connected by high relief dragon carving on the front side, scripts of <孔君玉平兄正文定> incised carving appeared on the other side. The meaning of the script reads < For the engagement ceremony of Mr. Kuong>. Antiquity evidence is differential weathering, diffusive markings, and dissolved pits.