Vintage Chinese Jade Hand-Carved Foo Dog Necklace Pendant
We arre offering this Chinese Vintage Jade Hand-Carved Foo Dog Necklace Pendant. Beauty Recreated offers this Unusual Large Hand Carved Jade Foo Dog Necklace Pendant Charm from the 60's. It measures 2" x 1-1/4", and the adjustable string lanyard is 20.5" - 27.0" long.
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.