Jade pendant carved with dragon head
42 x 25 x 11 mm, 19 grams
The rare encrusted raw material was carved into a dragon head by Cao Zhijing, a contemporary jade carving master in Suzhou. While the dragon remains to be the focus, the beauty of the other side with natural yellow skin manifests an archaic feel.
Suzhou-style Jade Carving
Suzhou is one of the places of origin of Chinese jade carving. By the Tang dynasty (618-907), workshops of jade carving were established. By the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Suzhou artisans became famous throughout the country. Suzhou-style jade carvings are mainly small pieces, most of which are vases, figures, flowers and animals. Traditional decorative workmanship was applied to the carvings, and the curios are exquisite and graceful.
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