Qing Dynasty Breast nipple motif dual jade Bi, W.19cm, H. 5cm, D. 0.7cm, 72grams

Carved with white Hetian jade, the object has two Bi with breast nipple motif connected by a rhombus structure symbolizing the breast of a mother. The object may be served as a gift for marriage. The breast nipple motif is a symbol of mother who should be remembered after the daughter has married to her husband. The antiquity evidences include cleaving vein and differential weathering.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 9
  2. rareness: 8
  3. historical and cultural significance: 7
  4. workmanship: 7
  5. size: 3
  6. condition: 8

 

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