Jade pendant carved with goat and ruyi
30 x 24 x 15 mm, 20 grams
With natural red skin on one side, this piece of white jade is carved into a sheep holding a Ruyi (an S-shaped ornament implying “as you wish”) in the mouth. This piece was carved by Cao Zhijing, a contemporary jade carving master in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. A phonetic pun in Chinese, sheep and Ruyi means that everything comes as you wish.
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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