Very Rare, extraordinary Chinese Nephrite jade of covered urn in protective box. Expertly carved in compressed globular shape, with bulbous central body, raised on splayed foot, two archaic dragon sprig flanked from neck to shoulder , wide prominent neck with domed lid and round finial. Well balanced with finely polished plain side and foot base. The nephrite stone has flawless translucent and perfect even-toned light clean white color jade. The art work shows masterly craftsmanship, smooth carving, gently and finely polished. Nephrite jade displays attractive pale-celadon in color, clean even tone, beautiful translucent with moist milky appearance. A portion of this high-grade white Jade is considered quite rare. Expert workmanship is the absolute highlight of this gorgeous vase. Displayed upon a carved hardwood stand and elegantly presented inside the fitted hardwood box, with inner cushion wrapped in turquoise-royal blue metallic against rose-pink color thread silk. The jade is extremely well carved giving it an aura of splendor. The Nephrite Jade has a lustrous tone, with pale-celadon iridescent and attractive sporadic golden russet inclusions, exquisite and detail, the jade stone have clean tone, with pale-celadon iridescent and moist milky appearance.
Measurements: 190.5mm H x 95.65mm W
Stand: 41.99mm H Box: 11-3/8" H x 6" W
Jade, as a stone, has five virtues. Its glossiness and warmth is like benevolence. Because inside and outside is the same, so that knowing the outside one knows the inside, this may be likened to righteousness. Its far-reaching sound (when struck) may be heard from afar, like wisdom. It is not easily bent, but can be broken, which may be likened to courage. Jade can be sharpened, but not to the point where it can injure people, this quality is like self-regulation or restraint.
Over all in EXCELLENT Condition. Natural wood imperfection, wood joint mark, minor scratches and dents.
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