Catalog for WSM Chinese Antique Jades


Jade bi’s orderly Inheritance

In Kaiping City, Guangdong Province, in the southern part of mainland China, there are 1833 “diaolou” buildings, a famous “world-class historical and cultural heritage” (approved by the United Nations Cultural and Educational Organization on June 28, 2007), and the “Qianlou” of the Woo family. (built in 1889) is one of the oldest buildings.

The story begins here:


Shortly after the “Woo An Building” was built. An antique business friend of Wei Bing, an honest and honest gold and silver jewelry maker, brought a dozen exquisite jade objects (including this bi) and asked for financing to realize them… So these objects took root in Woo An. These objects were relocated to Hong Kong with the Woo family around 1950

In 1965, the Woo family moved to 1634 Silver St. in Jacksonville, Florida.

Moved to Woo’s current home, 605 Appian Way, Jacksonville, FL, two years ago for maintenance reasons.


Tracing back to the roots of China’s 5,000-year-old historical civilization, jade culture runs through the whole process, stretches endlessly, and occupies an extremely important chapter

In ancient times, due to the limitations of various conditions at that time, jade – this beautiful stone is extremely rare and rare

Anyone who finds or finds it will dedicate it to the honor of a country (king) – the emperor who Dare to keep and hide without authorization will be guilty of killing the head and exterminating the clan

There are also records in the history books about a piece of jade for fifteen cities  In ancient times, it was a  symbol and glory of imperial power, and  it was also the blessing and embodiment of the strength and hegemony of various princely states In the Han Dynasty, due to Zhang Qian’s envoy to the Western Regions and the opening of the Silk Road, a large amount of high-quality Hetian white jade and green jade in Xinjiang were continuously transported to the Central Plains Imperial Court, so the mining and processing of jade entered the heyday of history  Jade carving technology has also been rapidly developed before and after the air has long been lost  The variety of pattern forms and the rich variety of ornaments have pushed the Han Dynasty jade carving process to the peak of Chinese history

According to the ancient Chinese concept of the unity of heaven and earth and man, jade is the essence of the sun and moon in Sanchuan, a treasure gifted by heaven, and has the spirituality to communicate with the ghosts and gods of heaven and earth.

Yubi has a machine type of use:

One is a ceremonial vessel, used for ceremonies;

  1. Sacrificial vessels used to worship the heavens, gods, mountains, oceans, sand currents, stars, etc.;
  2. Wear as an identity sign;
  3. Gifts of ceremonial gifts from the Emperor’s relatives and relatives;

Five, funeral  look for

The Emperor of the Western Han Dynasty used one-third of his gross national product (GDP) to prepare for his post tombs, and most of the funerary items were jade

A good piece of jade requires a skilled jade worker to carve and polish it throughout his life, which shows its degree of fineness and difficulty

The use of jade bi is more strictly regulated and restricted  Moreover, due to the exclusivity and hegemony of the imperial power, many jade-controlling techniques of the Han Dynasty have long been lost, so the world can not be solved for thousands of years while watching the exquisite jade carving skills and ingenious conception of the Han Dynasty


In China’s ancient jade culture, “jade has five virtues”  The Eastern Han Dynasty Xu Shen’s “Commentaries on the Interpretation of Texts” said: “Jade, the beauty of stone has five virtues.” Moisten with warmth, benevolent fang also; reason from the outside, can know the middle, the righteous side is also; its voice is comfortable, dedicated to the far hearing, the wisdom of the party also; not to bend and fold, the courageous side is also; sharp and honest but not shy, clean side also. Simply put, it is the five virtues of benevolence, righteousness, wisdom, courage, and purity  There are also folk sayings, “Jade seeks people with connections”, “Jade seeks people, virtue with jade”  That is, jade always looks for those who are virtuous and pure in heart.

Collecting ancient jade is a kind of luck, but also a kind of realm…

This jade bi collection has been passed down in an orderly manner for five generations by the Hu family from Weibing–Zhiqia–Hongye–Kuanli to the present Charles and Eliejah.

Today, the Hu family wishes that a reputable, historic, and prestigious international exhibition platform, will show the essence of ancient Chinese culture—Han bi to the world so that more people can appreciate the exquisiteness of its craftsmanship.


西晋汲冢出土的《竹书纪年》:穆王十七年,王西征昆仑丘,见西王母。其年西王母来朝,宾于昭宫。The “Bamboo Book Chronicle” unearthed in Jizhong of the Western Jin Dynasty: In the seventeenth year of King Mu, the king conquered Kunlun Hill and saw the Queen Mother of the West. In that year, the Queen Mother of the West came to court, and she was a guest at Zhao Palace.