Black Nephrite Jade Archaistic Sword Slide

Ming Dynasty

Length: 3 inches

Grey black nephrite jade

 

Grey black nephrite jade archaistic sword slide. This object was intended to fit onto the scabbard of a long sword. The grey black jade material is typical of the Ming dynasty when supplies of jade boulders from Khotan were constrained.

The front side shows a finely rendered rice grain pattern. The coloration of this slide is quite dramatic. In our opinion the subject matter, material and workmanship suggest a Ming dynasty date for this work of art.

 

Reference Number: 3950

 

 


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