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Chow Tsung

height 2.1 1/2 width 2.5" in.


"Tsung" is a Jade of octogonal shape with a hole in the centre, on ornament of the ancients and carved out of Jade in the form of a "Chei Kang", a certain part of the wheel of an ancient Chinese chariot.

This is [[^of]] white and black jade substance with a coat of mixed colors, due to constant contact with the earth underground. It was excavated at Hwang Ling of Lo Yang, Honan province and purchased by the late Viceroy Tuan Fang, dating back over 2,000 years.


Chow Chang Tou (cane handle)

l. 4" in. w. 3.1" in. thichness 1.2" in.


This was a fine piece of jade handle used for ornamenting their canes by the ancients. It was covered with a coat of earth mould, excavated from the An Hsi district of Chekiang and procured by the late Viceroy Tuan Fang at a high cost.