The style of carving on the white jade huang is similar to that on a light green jade huang in the Winthrop Collection illustrated by M. Loehr, Ancient Chinese Jades, Fogg Art Museum, 1975, no. 325. As with the present example the ends are carefully notched above a small perforation. The Winthrop huang is carved with two birds rather than the abstract human-like figures of this huang.
The bird-head form of the tang of the dagger pendant is most likely based on the inlaid bronze bird-head hilts of Shang dynasty bronze and jade ge daggers, such as the three in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts illustrated in Chinese Jades: Archaic and Modern, Vermont and Japan, 1977, nos. 16-18. As with the present example, the bird's head is in profile and has a hooked beak and bifurcated crest. For another similar but shorter pendant, of a similar light yellowish-brown color, see the example from the collection of Dr. Paul Singer, illustrated in the catalogue of the O.C.S. exhibition, Chinese Jade throughout the Ages, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1 May-22 June 1975, no. 19.