Qianlong Of archaistic huang form, delicately worked with archaistic motif, the ends worked in the form of two mythical beast heads with menacing fangs and ferocious expressions, all flanking a band of beads surmounting pierced scrolling patterns. 13.3cm long.
This is a fine example of a Qianlong period jade commissioned in the form of an archaic prototype. Ritual jade huang were produced in the late Eastern Zhou / Warring States period, and are preserved in museum collections. For an example of similar form, with similar notch work, see a jade huang in the Metropolitan Museum, gift of Charlotte C. Weber, accession number 2001.665.
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