An archaistic jade 'double dragon' huang Qianlong
Lot 216
An archaistic jade 'double dragon' huang Qianlong
Sold for HK$ 175,000 (US$ 22,577) inc. premium

Lot Details
An archaistic jade 'double dragon' huang
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.

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 白玉仿古雙龍首紋璜

    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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