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|Jade cong - Age? Quality?|
Posted By: Scott Alexander
Posted Date: Nov 24, 2015 (07:44 PM)
A couple of observations on this piece (although I'm certainly no expert):
(1) It appears as the large hole as drilled with a fast rotating bit, judging by the tool marks scored on the inside of the hole through the middle of the cong.
(2) Compared to a museum example (see http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/72376), it appears as though this one is crudely carved (not smooth, but very rough, and very much lacking in the equisite details of the authenticated examples).
(3) The carved out patterns on the corners don't appear correct (as if they were machined by a router, not done by hand).
There was a very good discussion of Congs on this forum, back in 2007. We'll see if this link works: http://www.asianart.com/phpforum/index.php?method=detailAll&Id=21151#21151
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