This beautifully carved Jadeite Camel was carved in China for Export in the 1950's.
It is a lovely stylized camel, reclining and the humps were carved so that they could be a brush holder for an ink brush to be used in Calligraphy or painting.
The Camel is quite well carved and expressive both in posture and the use of the Jadeite to portray realism.
It is all natural color Jadeite .
I date this carving to the 1950's due to the collection period by the Previous owner. It could be older than that, but I do not believe it is older than 1940- 1950, due to the carving execution which is partially hand carved and partially machine.
The Jadeite is very nice and has a beautiful greenish blue gray color, depending on the light used.
It is photographed in natural Sunlight and the color is as shown in the photographs.
There is a nostalgic posture to this little camel and he sits contentedly with his head turned to one side.
The carving on the underbelly and hooves is quite detailed and the Jade is a fine quality Jadeite that suits the subject quite well.
This piece is about Palm size and measures just over 3 inches long or 8 cm. the Height of the head measures about 2 inches high or about 5 cm and the tummy area spans about 1 inch across or almost 3 cm wide.
This is a very animated piece and looks splendid in a Display. It can also be used as a functional Brush Holder.
The Camel is part of a Large Jadeite Estate from a Fine New England Jade Collection and has been Cabinet Kept by the same owner since he acquired it in the late 1950's.
It is in perfect condition.
Unusual Carved Chinese Jadeite Camel Circa 1950's