All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1970 item #1264196 (stock #JHS162)
DESCRIPTION: A dark green jade amulet in the form of a cicada with two wings, bulbous eyes and ribbed body. The ancient Chinese regarded cicadas as symbols of longevity, rebirth and immortality. In ancient times similar carvings were placed on the tongue of deceased persons before burial to ensure resurrection. This one has holes for stringing and can be worn as a pendant or used as a toggle. Shang style, but not authenticated. DIMENSIONS: 2 1/2" long (6.4 cm) x 1 1/4" wide (3.2 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #904566 (stock #JHS124)
DESCRIPTION: A very appealing green nephrite disk or bi, carved with two dragons whose bodies and heads ring the edges with their limbs draping down on either side. From a mid-west collection, it stylistically dates to the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD), but is believed to be 20th C. The design, color and form are quite pleasing and could be used as a toggle or an eye-catching pendant when incorporated into a necklace. DIMENSIONS: 2 5/8” diameter (6 cm). Nice weight at 2.25 oz.(64g).