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  • Classification: jade
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    • Small jade cong, ritual emblem of Earth

    • Considering the size and the decorative design, this object may have been used as a charm whose form was derived from the cong (the first composite form found in jade that embodies the earliest fundamental religious beliefs of the Chinese.) ...
    • Table Screen

    • Themes of children in Chinese art are very popular. Inserted into an intricately carved frame, this jade screen illustrates a scene of two children frolicking with lanterns and lotus flowers. Lotus motifs such as that of the flower, leaf, and...
    • Cylindrical brush holder

    • This kind of small tapered cylindrical brush holder (Pi-Tung) is not precisely paralleled in the archaeological record of jade carving of any previous or later periods. However, this object can be dated back to the Early Ming period, when the...
    • Chime stone Tê-ch'ing

    • This chime stone Tê-ch'ing (or 'single sonorous stone') has the shape of a carpenter's square. It is one of China most ancient musical instruments, dated back to the Shang dynasty, and it was frequently used in temples' ritual music. During the...
    • Carved jade screen "Carp"

    • Aesthetically speaking, the Chinese have a special appreciation for fish, especially the carp (or li yü), as an emblem of wealth or abundance, because of the similarity in the pronunciation of the words yü, fish and yü, superfluity. ...
    • White jade vase

    • This archaistic style jade vessel is a direct descendant of the archaic bronze ritual vessel known as the Chan (one of the six sacrificial objects: the Pi, the Ts'ung, the Kuei, the Chan, the Hu, and the Huang; the Chan was in a red color and...
    • Small Provincial Plate

    • This shallow provincial plate is undecorated and made of a cloudy tan jade stone. It is very small and thin. The beautiful texture is visible through the excellent translucency.

      Since this type of plate does not resemble to any jade...
    • Ancestral altar spill vase

    • This jade altar spill vase has the strong archaistic flavor of ancient bronze vessels. It was attributed to the creation of the Yuan dynasty and excellently represents the jade used during that period, which the Chinese obtained chiefly from the...
    • Scabbard Slide

    • While this scabbard slide has standard design of the Qing period, the length of the extending overhang that slopes beyond the rectangular underside loop is proportionally short. Its smooth surface carries fine incised lines of C-shaped volutes (or...
    • Mo Juan or ink jar

    • This impressive Mo Juan or ink jar (one of the basic accessories the Chinese scholar's study) is quite different from other versions with a design of the Fo Dog. It has an early Qing artistic style with a vigorously modeled demoniacal figure of a...
    • Bowl with handles

    • This archaic jade vessel was probably used in ritual worships. It is possibly derived from the ancient Tou vessel form made in jade during the Shang Dynasty. The Tou is one of the sacrificial vessels used in special ceremonies performed in...
    • Jade carved buckle

    • Yellowish-brown jade carved into a curved buckle. On one end of the buckle there is a relief carving of a buffalo biting a ring, on the opposite end there is a sheep biting a ring. In the center of the buckle, there is an incised design of...
    • White Han jade incenser

    • Jade incenser. Round and ivory in color with deep grey and blue veins running throughout it. Carved with a hollow platform on bottom to fit into the stand. Detailed pattern around rim. Intricate wooden stand.
    • Carved jade sword guard

    • This is typical trapezoidal shaped sword-guard called a pêng. This is a term defined by the dictionary Shuo wên as an ornament for the upper part of a sword made of jade for the Emperor and of gold (or metal) for the vassal princes. Carved from...
    • Green jade ge blade

    • This green jade ge blade slants from a central rib to both edges. At the bottom of the spear form is a rectangular register incised with a T'ao t'ieh mask design. Below it is a small cylinder that fits into the stand so that the spear stands...
    • White jade altar vase

    • White jade altar vase that has three different decorative levels. Three separate lines of bamboo decorate each side on each level (2 on the very edges, one in the middle). In between these lines which are deeply carved are lightly scratched...
    • Carved jade ink stone

    • The respect the Chinese have had for education and literature has persisted from very ancient times and has shown itself through artifacts. From the Song to the Ming dynasty, items for writing (such ink blocks, ink stones, paperweight, brush...
    • Altar screen

    • Fine imperial court ancestral altar screen created as oval plaque decorated with the gourd vine and cicadae. The base of the framed plaque is created in fine teakwood and carved in the form of lotus in bud and leaf with crabs amid the water plant...


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