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Antique Chinese Pale Green Carved Jade Plaque in Rosewood Box

Antique Chinese Pale Green Carved Jade Plaque in Rosewood Box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1900: Item # 1381464

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Repurposed 19th century pale green nephrite floral plaque that has been inset into a rosewood lid that fits tightly on a rosewood box. The wood of the box has a nice reddish color which complements the pale green jade.

A pale green jade plaque is pale green carved with a design is of two flowers on a stem. The plaque has piercings that show the red box underneath. The carving of the jade has a nice hand polished soft look, which indicates some age.

The rectangular box with lid has been constructed from red rosewood with a nice tight grain. The box lid has a flange that fits the box snuggly. The box has a nicely cut base foot that is a very Chinese in design. It is much newer than the jade.

The box has are no marks or labels.

5 1/8” (13.0 cm) long x 3 ½” (8.3 cm) wide x 2 ¼” (5.7 cm) tall. The carved jade insert measures 2 5/8” (6.7 cm) x 1 7/8” (4.8 cm). Weighs 8.6 oz (240 g)

The wood shows slight wear but looks very rich. The wood base has shrunk a bit and so it’s possible to see light along the joint when held up to a light.

A wood box that serves as a wonderful instrument to show off the lovely pale green jade plaque. The box is also a good place for little treasures.