The Property of a Gentleman
An important Imperial green jade 'San Xi Tang' double-gourd seal
The jade of a remarkably vivid green tone with some attractive darker streaks, carved as a double gourd richly embellished on the rounded surface with three writhing intertwined chilong, the largest proudly rearing its head towards the point of the gourd where its long bifurcated tail curls elegantly, the two smaller chilong straddling the waist of the gourd and grasping at the leg and tail of the largest chilong, the underside recessed to leave a thin border containing the three crisply-carved seal-script characters San Xi Tang.
8.7cm (3 7/16in) long
Chinese Works of Art
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