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Ming Jade Paper Weight

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1700: Item # 1339929

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Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
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 ~sold~ $220.USD 
~sold~ $220.USD

Circa Yuan to Ming Dynasty grayish white heat treated “Smokey jade”, nephrite jade with sinuous archaic Chilong carved on three sides. The hole is new and the ends have been reworked at a later date. As the faces of the Chilongs have been cut off on one end, I am assuming that this was originally longer and then cut to hide some chips or damage. As this carved on only three sides I think this was paper weight and may have been used in a Chinese Traditional Medicine Shop as a weight to wrap up the herbs in paper packets. You can see similarly shaped objects in TCM shops to this day. L: 10.3cm x W: 1.95cm x W: 2.15cm

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