An antique grayish white carved nephrite pi disk with twin dragons motif. It measures approximately 2 inches in diameter and weighs 41.4 grams. This disk a good example of the archaistic tradition or fanggu. The antiquarian spirit that inspired the scholars and court during the Song and Ming Dynasties encouraged the Imperial workshops to follow the styles and specifications recorded in ancient documents. Later artists created works of art that offered their own interpretation of ancient forms and motifs with a nod to the 18th century taste. Therefore, they are not considered reproductions but works of art paying homage to earlier generations of artists.
I have been collecting and selling jade for many years. This is part of my collection which was verbally authenticated by the San Francisco Asian Art Museum in 1974. For more options, please see the jade section of my shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/elegantartifacts
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