Finely Carved Green Jade seal with double headed dragon handgrip, enclosed within an intricately carved hardwood box. Cuboid slab of spinach-green jade with natural inclusion marbling. Protruding from the stamp column is the dominating figure of a double headed dragon striding the seal. The dragon sculpture is centered on the block with evenly spaced gaps all the way around allowing for the users fingers to comfortably rest on the top surface. The Jade is perfectly polished and feels smooth to the touch. Uniform green coloration throughout with a soft sheen. The wooden box is cloaked in dragon carvings on all five faces of the lid. The seal rests in a corresponding groove on the wooden pedestal.
Jade, as a stone, has five virtues. Its glossiness and warmth is like benevolence. Because inside and outside is the same, so that knowing the outside one knows the inside, this may be likened to righteousness. Its far-reaching sound (when struck) may be heard from afar, like wisdom. It is not easily bent, but can be broken, which may be likened to courage. Jade can be sharpened, but not to the point where it can injure people; this quality is like self-regulation or restraint.
Dimensions: 91.14mm H 100.49mm W
Weight: 1773.7g Box: 6-3/4" H x 5-1/4" W