ANTIQUE CHINESE SUI / 6TH CENTURY JADE DESK ORNAMENT
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antique Chinese jade ornament. This iscirca6thcentury-whichis,IbelievetheSuidynasty or the Southern / Northern Dynasties Period. This important, museum quality piece, is in the form of a bell is made of Han jade. It has a rich color andAncientmotif.Itiscarved all the way around (the discoloration on the sides is actually aged jade, not damage). The bottom has a slight groove.There is a hole at the top and presumably it would have been hung upon the desk.Measures about 3 inches by 4 inches and 3/4 inch thick. It is a heavy piece weighing 12.8 ounces.