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19th Century White Jade Spirit Lock


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1900: Item # 1259004

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A large, thick, White Jade "Spirit Lock" carved in low relief and extensively pierced to depict two long, sinuous dragons holding the bar of the lock, a bat surmounting the name of the recipient of this talisman. Below the name is carved a Heng (ancient chime signifying Happiness) over the stylized character 壽 "Shou" (for longevity) The Jade; oily, very light celadon-white Nephrite ranging from milky cloudiness (in the center) to clear fatty white (on either side). An unusually large and fine example, complete with old, fitted, brocade box. Circa: Early to Mid 19th C. Dimensions: L: 17.5cm W: 13cm D: 1cm