Jade pendant carved with horse and bat
48 x 26 x 12 mm, 25 grams
A piece made by Cao Zhijing’s studio in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, the white jade was ingenuously carved into a horse and a bat. In Chinese culture, the bat is a phonetic pun of fu (福, fortune). When it appears with horse that represents speed, these two animals imply to get good fortune at once.
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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