Jade pendant carved with magpie and lotus
45 x 20 x 10 mm, 13.5 grams
This white jade is carved into a magpie standing on a lotus stem. A joyous bird in Chinese culture, the magpie, when appearing together with lotus that has the same pronunciation with the word consecutive, implies successive happiness 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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