Warring States Jade Huang, L.25cm, H.9cm, 190 grams戰國玉璜

Warring States Jade huang Certificate

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戰國玉璜,L.25cm, H.9cm, 190 grams

玉璜與玉璧, 玉琮及玉圭同為為古代玉器四瑞. 本器青玉雕琢, 玉璜形制, 兩端為龍首, 主體兩面飾吉祥雲紋淺浮雕, 下方飾龍鳳紋, 古玉跡象為溶蝕孔, 擴散暈沁色及鈣化.Carved with white jade, the object has the shape of huang with dragon head on each end. At the center of the huang, there are open work dragon and phoenix facing each other.On both side of the surface, low relief auspicious cloud motifs are decorated. Antiquity evidences include dissolved pits, differential weathering and diffusive markings. Similar design is seen in the National Palace Museum collection.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 8
  2. rareness: 6
  3. historical and cultural significance: 5
  4. workmanship: 8
  5. size: 6
  6. condition: 10

Warring States Jade Huang, L. 13.2cm, W.2.8cm, T. 0.5cm, 45grams

Carved with white jade with glossy bright, this jade huang has a design of dual dragons on both ends with a whole body decorated with beautiful incised lines with slant slope carving.  Two small dragon heads are seen on the center part of the huang. Three holes are seen on the object. One at the top of the middle.With mastery workmanship, the carving styles of this huang conform those popular in the Warring States period. Low relief with slant slope lines which have shown elegant and streamlined curvature. With mastery carving, the plaque is one of the masterpieces.

Antiquity evidences include additive crystals, differential weathering and diffusive marking. Similar items are seen in the museums in China (Late Spring Autumn Period Jade Huang, L. 10.9cm, W.3cm, T.0.2cm, unearthed in 1979 from the Ho Guo Dui graveyard #1, Guo Se County, Henan Province, a collection of the Artifacts Institute of  Henan Province, Late Spring Autumn Period Jade Huang, L.8.75cm, W.2.4cm, T.0.2cm,unearthed in 1986 from Zenshan, Wu County,Jiangsu Province, a collection of Artifacts Management Commission of Wu County,Jiangsu Province.)

92Warring States Jade huang (white) Certificate

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 10
  2. rareness: 6
  3. historical and cultural significance: 5
  4. workmanship: 9
  5. size: 3
  6. condition: 10