Qing Dynasty, Jadeite plaque, 8x5cm清代翠玉珮

23315140952_c6a5868b7d_bCarved with jadeite, this plaque has the following motifs: bat, peach, gourd, ruyi. These motifs have particular meaning in the Chinese culture and custom. The bat in Chinese has the meaning of luck. The peach in Chinese custom usually has the implication of longevity. The gourd in Chinese is , which has the pronunciation of that has the of lucky and good 14532842201363compensation. The Ruyi symbol has the meaning of your wish will come true. The antiquity evidences of this jadeite plaque with mastery workmanship are differential weathering and cleaving vein.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 9
  2. rareness: 8
  3. historical and cultural significance: 6
  4. workmanship: 10
  5. size:5
  6. condition: 10

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