Exquisite carving is the hallmark of this hetian nephrite jade symbolic lock pendant. It is hung from a thick black cord with adjustable length. On one side of the pendant are very well carved peaches with peach branches. On the other side are Chinese characters which I have been told means "May your home be filled with gold and jade." Visible in some photos are faint red marks which are remnants of the original red wax seal designating this as an authentic Chinese antique for export. They can be easily removed but I have left them as found. This is very fine quality nephrite of even color and consistency. It is categorized as white but it has a very pale celadon undertone. Very good polish with fatty luster and silky texture. This piece dates from the Qing Dynasty 1800s or earlier. Weight is 64.2 grams. Measures jsut under 3 inches wide and 2 inches long. This piece has been very hard to photograph and the photos do not do it justice. It is really beautiful and needs to be seen in person to be appreciated.
I have been collecting and selling jade for many years. This is part of my collection which was verbally authenticated by the San Francisco Asian Art Museum in 1974. For more options, please see the jade section of my shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/elegantartifacts
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