Jade Carvings



Jade . China

Jade . China

Jade . China

Jade . China

Jade . China

A celadon nephrite carving of a pig; Song dynasty (960-1279); China. 3 inches (7.6 cm) long.



Goose-form scroll weight clutching a millet branch; detailed rendition of wing feathers, head and feet with skillful use of pebble skin to highlight features; Nephrite; 17th century; China. 3.14 inches (8 cm) long; .37 inches (.9 cm) in diameter.


An elephant with her trainer; Nephrite; Ming dynasty; China. 3 inches (7.6 cm) long; .44 inches (1.1 cm) in diameter.


An openwork nephrite group of two cats, tails curl and heads upturned; in Chinese symbolism an image of cats and butterflies conveys the wish that the recipient live to be 70 or 80 years of age; 16th/17th century; nephrite; Ming dynasty (1368-1644); China. 2.75 inches (7 cm) long.


A fine nephrite carving (also used as a scrollweight) in the form of a female feline with kitten, holding a cockscomb and lingzhi sprays in its mouth; 16th/17th century; China. Provenance: from a collection of Dr. M. Schyner, Sonoma County, Northern California. 2 inches (5.1 cm) long.


A fine nephrite pebble carving of Pindola, the tiger tamer astriding his mount; 17th century; Ming dynasty; China. 3.88 inches (9.9 cm) long.



Covered vessel with mythical beast knob and openwork handles adjacent to a qilong dragon hiding behind a well and a phoenix perched on a rock, all supported by waves and rocks; mounted on openwork wood stand; Celadon jade; circa 1800; China. 3.1 inches (7.9 cm) high.


White jade monkcap vessel; reticualted and openwork carved lotus and intricate network of foliage; nephrite; Qing dynasty (1644-1911); China. 10.5 inches (26.7 cm) high.


A white jade Moghul style covered tea-bowl; delicately formed into a chrysanthemum shape and fashied to a thin translucency; 18th century Qing dynasty; China. Provenance: acquired in Tokyo, Japan. 4.25 inches (10.8 cm) in diameter.


A 'spinach' nephrite double phoenix-form box; the lower vessel comprises the phoenixes' tucked feet and elegant tails with well-hollowed double chambers and lips for securing; nephrite; 18th century Qing dynasty; China. 2 inches (5.1 cm) long.


Please check our Chinese Pendants & Toggles page for jade items.


Last updated 01/08/2004  Michelle Lin