Warring States Jade Eagle Stand

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xia (1)Carved with white jade, this jade eagle stand has a design style full of Shang Dynasty flavor. Both the back and the chest of the eagle are decorated with Shang Dynasty hook notched weapon. Different from typical round design, the wings are decorated with inverse V shape sharp blade on which square cloud and connected cloud motif with incise line are decorated. The whole body are also decorated with connected square thunder motif following the Xia Dynasty. A baby eagle with the head head facing down is sitting under the belly of the mother. The whole object has a mysterious atmosphere in addition to special artistic design.

Qing Dynasty Jade Fan, 清代花鳥紋鏤空玉摺扇

Qing Dynasty Jade Fan, H.19.5cm

250px-non_electric_fan_aka_solfjader清代花鳥紋鏤空玉摺扇,高19.5公分

摺扇係日本發明,在宋代經過朝鮮半島傳入中國,到了明朝,由於朱棣非常喜歡國外使節進貢的摺扇,民間也開始紛紛效仿,摺扇在民間流行起來。本器青黃玉雕琢,本器青黃玉雕琢,全部十六片,上下兩片飾花卉紋陰刻,內片飾花卉鳥紋。本器線條精美,玉質晶瑩,擴散暈沁色明顯。