Qing Dynasty Double Joint Bi /w Coupling loose attachments, H. 29.5cms, W. 16.3cms, T. 2cms

本器和田白玉雕琢, 形制為雙聯玉璧. 全器由大小不同的兩個玉璧上下連接一起, 左右以吉祥雲紋填補; 大小兩個玉璧造型相同, 外層突起, 飾勾聯穀紋, 內層為雙面三虺龍體的活動玉栓, 以龍首崁住玉璧; 本器製作巧奪天工, 雕琢紋飾線條呈現凹凸弧度. 整體而言, 本器之用途可能作為雙方軍事結盟或男女聯婚信物.   就古玉跡象而言, 本器差異風化及石灰沁十分明顯.本器堪稱清代雙聯玉璧精品 (來源:  家族百年收藏)


The object is carved with Hetian white jade and is in the form of a double-joint jade bi. From top to down, two jade bi of different sizes are connected together, and the left and right of the object are decorated with auspicious cloud patterns; The double-sided three-horned dragon body forms a moving bolt, and the three dragon heads are used to hold the outer jade bi.  The object may be used as a token for the two parties which are entered into joint military cooperation, marriage, or friendship. Besides the design is spectacular, the lines of the carving motifs are delicate and beautiful.  As far as antiquity is concerned, the object has signs of differential weathering and calcification. It is a masterpiece of joint jade bi of the Qing Dynasty. ( Source: Woo’s Family hundred years collection )