Warring States period during Eastern Zhou Dynasty Jade double dragon Huang pendant (WORLD CLASS) Joseph.Sharon@chinesemasterpieces.com
Large very fine Warring States period during Eastern Zhou Dynasty.
Jade double dragon Huang pendant. This arc shaped pendant has two
dragon heads and it is covered in grain pattern over openwork clouds.
The Huang material is translucent celadon jade with inclusions. that have turned much of the pendant brownish, with small areas of calcification in the jade. This carving is exquisite in every way. It is unmistakably a period piece. The fine lines were carved as if they were just dug out in tiny sections, which you will only see in some very fine Eastern Zhou dynasty jade pieces. You have to use a good loop to see this. No one really knows what the kind of tool they used to create this piece so long ago it is a mystery, but some think it may be a diamond tipped tool like a knife. Jade is as hard as steel and to actually be able to dig tiny pieces out seems totally impossible without chipping,
cracking, or breaking the stone from the pressure needed. That is why
it has confounded scholars since they have been studying Jade carvings. You won't see this in any other periods of China's history. The Huang was produced in the Warring States period 476BC / 221BC it measures approx 9 1/4 inches long, it has a small conical shaped pierced hole for hanging. (click image to enlarge)