Jade pendant carved with fish
28 x 20 x 7 mm, 8.4 grams
This white nephrite jade with natural oily surface was carved with a fish by Yang Dazhao, a contemporary jade carving master in Suzhou. With the same pronunciation for the word surplus, fish symbolizes abundant wealth and good fortune.
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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