The larger curved end forming the axe blade.
The mid-section carved with a band of stylized chilong on a leiwen ground, the other end with a single pierced hole drilled from both sides, the opaque stone of a mottled russet and celadon tone with dark brown and russet veins.
CONDITION: Excellent condition with minor wear. The stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time. Areas of significant erosion, some pitting, minor old fills. Fine naturally grown patina with an unctuous feel to the surface.