清翠玉法螺鏤雕Jadeite Stand, L.9cm, H. 5cm, W. 5cm, 160 grams

 

 

0291-1

14158578028979 (1)

清代翠玉文鎮, L.9cm, H,5cm, 106g. 本器翠玉鏤空雕琢, 呈四面海螺形, 主體紋飾為雙龍, 補白處飾如意及仙桃. 海螺為佛教法器, 四個平面加上雙龍得數為六, 象徵佛教修練成佛的重要途徑的六波羅密(持戒, 布施, 忍辱, 精進, 禪定, 智能), 本器之設計及刀工均屬上乘.

Jadeite Stand, L.9cm, 027-1H. 5cm, W. 5cm, 160 grams. Carved with green jadeite, Qing Dynasty  object is an open work carving with the shape of sea shell composed with four planes. With mastery workmanship, the motif  of this stand consists of lucky symbols of dragon, yu-i and peach  in  addition to the special meaning of sea shell in Buddhism symbol which is used for preaching Buddhist doctrine(the six Pāramitā or perfection: giving, ethics, patience, effort, concentration, wisdom).  This jadeite stand is really a rare masterpiece.

Appraisal Indexes:
1. quality of jade: 10
2. rareness: 9
3. historical and cultural significance: 9
4. workmanship: 9
5. size:7
6. condition: 10