Lot 97: Certified Chinese W Zhou dynasty jade plaque: Gemstones, Dragons & Phoenix

Est: $6,000 - $50,000
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Description: Certified Chinese archaic jade plaque Dragons and Phoenix birds, Western Zhou dynasty (1122 BC - 771 BC)
The plaque is archeological finding; magnificent example of Western Zhou culture.
Traces of archaic tools are indicated.
There is a cut groove around, the purpose of which was probably, applying of a string around, in order to hang the plaque.
This jade plaque is accompanied by certificate of authenticity.


Precious stones:
There are up 20 drilled holes on each side.
Most of them are filled with precious stones: diamonds, emeralds, garnets, sapphires, etc, the hardness (from 7 to 10, mostly 8 to 10) was checked by licensed jeweler.
The sockets for the dragon mouths have up to 3-4 precious stones, representing their teeth.
Probably, stones/crystals were inserted into the holes in order to made jade plaque shiny and beautiful.
The prevalent color of the precious stones are rosy, purple and brown.


Measurements:
Length: 10.25 in. = 25.5 cm
Height: 5.5 in. = 14 cm
Width: 0.65 in. = 14 mm
Weight: 2 lb. 6 oz. = 1100 g
Condition: Very good, natural aging of the jade. One side is more eroded than another. No other defects
 
Low Estimate: 30000;
High Estimate: 100000;
Original: Yes
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