This listing is for the Tiger amulet ONLY. Please also refer to the listing for the Pheonix amulet hailing from the same private collection. Here we have an exquisite precious archaic ancient hand carved altered natural nephrite jade Tiger amulet circa 200 BC. The jade has been altered by interaction with the environment through burial over almost two millennia.
We can see natural suffusion occurring in many colors so adored by collectors of these rarest of jades. There is also some concretion of the soil surrounding the jade from burial. These features as examined by an expert appraiser and gemologist are naturally occurring over two thousand years and have not been applied as some similar styled reproductions try to simulate- this is a genuine ancient Chinese jade Tiger piece dating to the golden age of China- the Han Dynasty 206BC to 220 AD. This jade measures approximately 3 7/16" wide by 1 9/16" tall (88mm x 40mm).
The body of the Tiger is decorated with exceptionally fine hairline decorations. The entire precious jade amulet being painstakingly carved to an exacting standard by hand. A close examination of these delicately fine carved details shows the curves we see on the Tiger's body are indeed created by minute straight lines. Wearing archaic jade is seen by many as providing significant health benefits. Collectors of ancient jades enjoy the variation of the natural suffusion which will continue to change color in contact with your skin as you wear the jade.
Pieces such as this with many colors of natural suffusion are highly prized. This ancient amulet is breathtakingly rare. It would make a prized acquisition to any collection of the finest Chinese antiques or ancient art. An appraisal will accompany this item. It shall be sent in a presentation box ready for gifting and for safe keeping.This is an ancient jade amulet taking us back to the golden age of China 2000 years ago - the Han dynasty. The photographs which are enlarged show the condition of this piece as does the details above. There is no perforation through the Tiger piece to suspend this jade, a suitable mount could be made by a skilled jeweler should the new owner desire to wear this amulet as a pendant. Just holding this rare jade is an experience.
The item "Archaic Jade Nephrite Tiger Piece Ancient Han Dynasty Chinese Hand Carved Amulet" is in sale since Thursday, September 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Necklaces, Pendants". The seller is "jewelry_secrets" and is located in Sydney. This item can be shipped worldwide.