東漢辟邪獸，L.30cm。本器和田水料青玉雕琢，兩側飾漢代風格羽翼紋，大腿上方飾淺浮雕火紋，昂首怒目，鼻頭有二長管呈噴火狀，四肢呈現極度張力， 古玉跡像有增生晶體，擴散暈沁色及鈣化。Carved with green tone Hetian jade, this pixie has a pipe which is able to eject fire on the top of the nose, on both sides of the hip, low relief motif of fire are shown to confirm the main theme. The wings on both sides of the body have shrunk into a smaller size. Calcification is the major evidence to prove its antiquity.
1. quality of jade: 10
2. rareness: 9
3. historical and cultural significance: 9
4. workmanship: 10
6. condition: 9
商代玉豬, L.40cm, 20kgs
本器白玉雕琢, 玉豬四肢作匍匐狀, 全身飾商代風格之陽紋如意雲紋. 玉豬眼睛微張, 嘴巴裂開, 似乎在笑, 十分可愛, 令人憐惜.
Carved with white jade, the object has a form of pig crouching on the ground with a relaxed posture. Decorated with protruding auspicious cloud motif of the Shang style. The carving is so elegant that its vivid design gives the impression that it is smiling. Additive crystal and ancient tool marks are seen. Jade pig first appeared in Liangshu Culture, the one showed here is a collection from Japan National Tokyo Museum. In the Shang Dynasty, various designs and sizes can be seen from various private collections. The Hongshan Culture pig dragon is believed an extension of the pig form. Jade pigs have transcended to later periods afterwards. In the Han Dynasty, the carving styles have been simplified to become a unique style called the Han eight cuts( 漢八刀).
- quality of jade: 9
- rareness: 9
- historical and cultural significance: 7
- workmanship: 10
- size: 10
- condition: 10
With the design of the C-Dragon headstand, the artifact has an unpolished cuboid base which is unusual in Hongshan jades. The water drop shaped eyes are skillfully carved with low relief style. Three convex lines coupled with four concave lines are seen on the nose bridge. The head has a mane typical to Hongshan C-dragon. With streamlines carving, it has also seen a trace of the ancient tool, differential weathering, and dissolved pits.
- quality of jade: 8
- rareness: 10
- historical and cultural significance: 9
- workmanship: 10
- condition: 9