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Lot 6982: WHITE JADE CARVED ORNAMENT, XI

Important Asian Fine Art, Paintings, & Jewelry Auction

by Mega International Auction Inc.

December 17, 2016

San Gabriel, CA, USA

Live Auction
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  • WHITE JADE CARVED ORNAMENT, XI
  • WHITE JADE CARVED ORNAMENT, XI
  • WHITE JADE CARVED ORNAMENT, XI
  • WHITE JADE CARVED ORNAMENT, XI
  • WHITE JADE CARVED ORNAMENT, XI
  • WHITE JADE CARVED ORNAMENT, XI
  • WHITE JADE CARVED ORNAMENT, XI
   
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Description: The jade ornament xi carved in the form of mythical beast, the head and cloud forming the wider top, and the tail forming the dagger-like tip, the jade is of yellowish color tone with copper red and russet at the beast head.

Length: 2 3/4 in (7.0 cm)


白玉龍紋觹
白玉質,局部有黑紅色沁。薄片狀,整體為龍形,陰刻線描繪龍紋等圖案。玉觿為角形玉器,造型可能來源於獸牙。玉觿除用於佩帶裝飾的功能外,古人還以此作解繫繩結的工具。因此儘管各代玉觿造型變化繁複,卻總不離上端粗大,下端尖銳的基本特徵。同時,佩帶玉觿被認為具有解決困難的能力,是一個人聰穎智慧的表現。

Dimensions: Length: 2 3/4 in (7.0 cm)

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