Subject:Re: JADE PIG DRAGON
Posted By: Pipane Wed, Aug 28, 2019
Since nobody has a clue... let me tell you this is a 100% genuine small HS Culture jade pig dragon:
1/ Jade type corresponds to HS Culture jade material. Not of the best quality (like local nephrite, biyu or good quality xiuyanyu..) .but not of the poorest either (quite hard). anyway all Hs jades are made of local "jade" i.e locally available "beautiful", translucent mineral of many kinds and very few show superbe patina
2/ calcification is natural, as is patina..
3/ size, craving and hole drilling correspond to northern China neolithic period techniques
CC/ because of its small size price tag should be anywhere bet. 500 to 3000 RMB (the market is down these years compared to few years ago) and could have reach ten folds that if patina and jade type was better.
good pick !