Large Celadon jade "Celestial lion" (Pre-Republic era)
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1910: item # 1188538
Please refer to our stock # 006 when inquiring.
A Gift Of Jade
$850 or near offer by email
|A beautiful carving of a Buddhist celestial lion, a common motif before the advent of the ever present "Dog of fo". Although jade carvings are hard to date we are comfortable placing this between the turn of the 20th Century/ pre-Republic (1920's at the latest) and referring to it as antique jade, as the carving is typical of this very late Qing/very early republic period Carved in a large piece of blue/grey celadon jade weighing 190 grammes and measuring 8cm X 4.5cm. As with all our jade we have tested this item and it shows as high quality nephrite jade with a SG of 2.90+... Would make a stunning center-piece of any jade collection and we have priced at a highly competative level, a very similar piece sold recently at Christies for around �15000!!(Sale 7762 lot 19) A stunning piece for any jade collector. As with all our premium pieces feel free to email an offer, as we review these on a monthly basis and will bear any serious offer in mind. We aim to have a fast stock turnaround with our higher priced jades, we only ask that any offer made is a serious attempt to buy (No offence will be taken, especially when dealing with trade buyers) We also offer greater discounts on mutiple buys...|