Jade pendant with orchid
39 x 29 x 14 mm, 22 grams
This piece of jade was carved with orchid by Cao Zhijing, a contemporary jade carving master in Suzhou. Natural yet refined, orchid can often be found in Chinese works of art, which embodies nobility and elegance. The jade is perfectly white, and its sheen appears warm and moist. The bottom and side is covered with natural pours – a common characteristic of high quality nephrite found in rivers.
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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