清代翠玉龍首刀Qing Dynasty Jadeite Knife, L.20cms, W.6.5cms, D.0.8cm, 300grams
本器翠玉雕琢成玉刀形制, 以龍首作為刀柄, 龍首頭上有二角, 龍鼻有二細長龍鬚, 刀背飾遊龍戲珠, 全器刀工古樸有力. 此翠玉龍首刀可能為文鎮之用.Carved with top quality jadeite, the Qing Dynasty knife has dragon motif as the handle. On the back if blade, a cling dragon playing pearl is seen. Antiquity evidences include differential weathering and exposed crystal planes.
1. quality of jade: 10
2. rareness: 9
3. historical and cultural significance: 8
4. workmanship: 8
6. condition: 10
本器黃玉雕琢, 刀柄呈梯形, 刀刃長而尖, 刃與柄間有一單向鑽孔, 古玉跡象有擴散暈沁色及曝露晶體.
Carved with yellow tone jade, this Qijia Culture object has the form of a knife with trapezoid-shaped handle with a unit directional drilling hole between the handle and the blade which has one side sharp one side blunt. Antiquity evidence include diffusive markings and exposed crystal plane.
- quality of jade: 9
- rareness: 9
- historical and cultural significance: 9
- workmanship: 10
- condition: 10
With the shape of trapezoid, this jade knife is made of semitransparent jade. It is seen five different size holes with unidirectional drilling on the upper part of the blade. Both sides of the blade have shown convex profile. The color and quality of jade are similar to those of the jade knife of Shanghai Museum collection. Antiquity evidences include cleaving vein, diffusive marking and mica.