Warring States Jade plaque, D. 7.5cm, 50 grams

Carved with green tone Hetian jade, this jade plaque has the form jade bi.The major motif is the two female dancers shown on both side of the bi which is decorated with rope motif. At the bottom is head of Deity. Antiquity evidences include additive crystals and cleaving vein.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 7
  2. rareness: 6
  3. historical and cultural significance: 5
  4. workmanship: 7
  5. size: 3
  6. condition: 10

Hongshan Culture, Jade plaque, L. 9.5cm, H. 6.5cm, 70grams

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Despite its simple design, the artifact has expressed the art quality perfectly on a thin piece jade less than a half centimeter in thickness. The wider square end is the head and the narrower round end is the tail of the C shape dragon. On the head, there are two curved shallow lines. A hole with irregular drilling traces is seen in one third of the line next to the edge of the head. It is made of white tone jade which has been calcified completely. Differential weathering and ancient tool marks are seen. The plaque of C dragon may be the origin of Chinese plaque jade works for the later periods.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 7
  2. rareness: 7
  3. historical and cultural significance: 5
  4. workmanship: 7
  5. size: 3
  6. condition: 10

 

Spring Autumn Jade Plaque,L.7.5cm, W.6.5cm, T.1cm 120 grams

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The auspicious cloud motifs have the same style as those of the Late Spring Autumn Period Jade Bi, Outer D.7.5cm, inner D.2.37cm, T 0.3cm. Unearthed in 1986 from Zenshan, Wu County, Jiangsu Province, a collection of Artifacts Management Commission of Wu County,Jiangsu Province. Considered as a symbol of good fortune by ancient Chinese, jade toad has been always a favorite collection item by serious as well as amateur collectors. Combined by special refined workmanship, in addition to the general antiquity of diffusive marking, cleaving vein and additive crystal, this item has beautiful calcification development which proves its authentication and most collectors would love to enjoy.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 8
  2. rareness: 7
  3. historical and cultural significance: 7
  4. workmanship: 9
  5. size: 4
  6. condition: 10