Chilong Huan

Chilong Huan

Russet and Pale Celadon Jade

18th Century

Diameter 3.5 inches (8.9 cm)



The huan is carved in high relief with two chilong dragons. The exquisite nature of this piece can be seen in it’s delicate carving. Notice the muscular structure of the dragon’s back as well as the intricate detailing of it’s twisted tail. 

The reverse is carved with a rice grain pattern. This pattern was developed in the Han dynasty. The rice grain pattern found here is thought of as a formal representation of neatly arranged rows of seeds. The curled variety is presumed to show the seeds sprouting through the earth, and thus to symbolize fertility.

 The outer edge of the huan and the center perforation is framed by a thin flat raised border. The overall polish of the piece is smooth and matte, with some evidence of prolonged burial. The stone is of a yellowish-beige tone with minor mottling and some russet and grey inclusions.



Reference Number 4207

Value:  $35,000

Price Available Upon Request


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