A Chinese jade sword guard
A Chinese jade sword guard. Probably Warring States period. Both sides are of convex form with the upper edge carved with squared shoulders to either side of the central hole used to attach the hilt and decorated with small rASIed curled worms linked with incised C-scrolls on a flat ground within a rASIed border, the stone of a mottled green and brown tone. 2.2 in (5.5 cm) width.
Auction Date: May 2013