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Dragon bracelet from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
A rare three-dimensional antique sculptural bangle, realized in the early 19th century, circa 1800, during the Imperial China period of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
This delicate bracelet was carved from a single piece of translucent natural white jade with the figure of a four-legged roaring dragon on top. The inside part of the bangle is carved, with organics motifs.
This piece exhibits very complicated realistic details and the work on the size is outstanding, the artist taken advantage of the various soft shades of white jade to highlight the characters such the tail.
Have a total weight of 75.6 Grams (378 Carats) and fit a wrist up to 6.25 Inches (16 Cm). The thickness is 9 mm and the dragon figure raise 27 mm over the bangle's body,
The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it in east Asian culture. during the days of imperial China, the emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial strength and power. In Chinese culture, excellent and outstanding people are compared to a dragon, while incapable people with no achievements are compared to other, disesteemed creatures, such as a worm. A number of Chinese proverbs and idioms feature references to a dragon, such as "hoping one's child will become a dragon".
Literature: Jade, Ch'ing Dynasty treasures, national museum of History, exhibition at Taiwan, several authors, 1998 Pp-108-109 and 193. for similar examples.
Provenance: A private collection in New York city collected in the 1964; T.K. Asian antiquities gallery, Williamsburg Virginia; A private collection in Palm Beach FL; then purchased by James & Nancy Markell, Virginia 1976; then by descent to Lauren Markland, Fort Lauderdale, FL.; acquired in Palm Beach, FL. in march 7, 2021.
Note: Have remains of the original ochre ink decorations in the incised parts
It is in great condition with no cracks or broken parts.
INVENTORY REF: B0000TNNP/.1119
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China 1800 Qing Dynasty rare white jade bangle bracelet with carved Dragon on top
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