The beauty of small jades goes beyond what you see. A small carved jade becomes an aesthetic experience, something smooth and tactile to be touched, something to be worn as a protective amulet.
This large carved Chinese nephrite jade pendant is still on its original woven silk cord.
The design includes symbolic Chinese forms...a winged butterfly or bat, Chinese coins, fruit, and a flower. These are pierced through the jade disk and are etched on each side.
The pendant measures 2 1/4 inches across by 5mm thick. It dates from the late 19th Century. On one side, a bit of white shows in the jade but the color is overall uniform. It's in excellent vintage condition.
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