Jade Sheath Dragon Handles

Regular price $125,000

Chinese Carved Jade Archaistic Style - Han Sheath. Elaborate Dragon Handles. Deep Spinach Green Jade With Brown Encrustations And Calcification. The Center With Scrolling Design. Approximately 8 1/4" Long x 4 1/8" Wide. Finely Carved With Sharp Detail And A Soft Polish And Patina.

A Similar Example:
Art Institute Chicago - Sheath, Warring States period to early Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century B.C. - See Last Image Attached.
Artists of China's late Bronze Age achieved both technical mastery and visual sophistication in elegant objects like this jade sheath, designed to fit a small blade. Its fluid contours and subtle surface modeling are remarkable because they were achieved by slowly grinding down, drilling, and polishing the stone.