This jade is published in Filippo Salviati 4000 YEARS OF CHINESE ARCHAIC JADES Edition Zacke, Vienna 2017, no. 191
A huang in the form of one third of a circle, both ends are composed with heads of archaic kui dragons, which look stout and angular. Dominant is, however, the relief engraved with great precision presenting unmistakable archaic motifs in “C”- or “S”-form with ends that are twisted spirally. Particularly fascinating is the compact, on both sides same and spiritedly executed composition. The design consists of small, fat scrolls and stylized dragon heads in low relief which cover the entire surface of the jade. The milky green-grey jade is entirely light-green in focused backlighting, excepting the yellow to dark areas with weathering due to age. In part distinct age characteristics, partly almost unaffected condition.
Dimensions: WIDTH 13.6 CM
Provenance: Austrian-Hungarian private collection