Qing Dynasty Jade Plaque清寶瓶觀音白玉牌,5cm,W.3cm
Carved with white jade, the object has a shape of beer keg. On the front side, low relief of sitting Kangyin holding a bottle (implying peace) is carved. On the back side, the Chinese character 慈 (kind, father’s love) surrounding by concave round dots is carved . On the left hand side, concave style carving of bamboo is shown, on the lower right side, the same carving style of lotus is shown.本玉牌呈啤酒桶形, 正面雕琢座清姿男相寶瓶觀音, 背面中央在圓形面雕琢行書體慈字, 左上方雕琢竹子, 以示高風亮節, 不屈不撓, 左下方雕琢蓮花, 表示不為世俗染污.
- quality of jade: 10
- rareness: 6
- historical and cultural significance: 6
- workmanship: 10
- condition: 10