Chinese Vintage Jade Hand-Carved Figurine (Rabbit & Wolf)

$ 150.00

Chinese Vintage Jade Hand-Carved Figurine (Rabbit & Wolf)

Chinese vintage green Jade Hand Carved rabbit & wolf Figurine.

No one material may better epitomize the Chinese arts than jade—a stone that comes in a wide variety of majestic colors, from yellows to greens to purples. Chinese culture has mastered the art of jade carving in a way no other region can match. Jade has been shaped into tools, weapons, and belt loops, but it is primarily carved into figurines and jewelry. Common jade figures are symbols of good fortune such as bats and gourds, as well as peaches (longevity), magpies (happiness), lotus plants (harmony), and lotus seeds (fertility). Officials wore jade representations of roosters and cockscomb flowers to assert their power, while artists carved jade into realistic images of other flowers, trees, mountains, animals, stars, and even legendary figures.

Material: Jade
Measurements: 2-3/4" x 7/8"
Overall Condition: Very Good pre-owned condition.