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Antique Chinese Jadeite Paper Knife

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1910: Item # 1242361
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Antique copper letter opener with a Jadeite handle, with traces of gold gilt and overlaid silver hilt. The hilt is a small silver bat, a symbol of good luck. Carved on one side of the knife is a Chinese dragon and sun, on the other side is a phoenix or fenghuang with a long vine of berries and a flower. The jadeite insert handle has a bat and floral design. Provenance James Coburn Estate, Circa 1900 Size: 8" long, 3/4" widest point