A very beautiful antique white Hetian nephrite jade pendant carved in the image of a bunch of grapes. Very fine quality jade. Excellent carving. Fine condition with no chips or cracks. Measures approximately 2.75 inches long, 1.25 inches wide and weighs 68.1 grams. 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. It dates from the Qing Dynasty 18th/19th century. The grape stem forms the loop for hanging as a pendant. Free neck cork included on request.
In feng shui and Chinese mythology, grapes symbolize the abundance of food, meaning an abundance of material wealth. Grapes came to represent success and abundance coming to one in the near future, or always being in one's family. Thus it is common to see displays of grapes in Chinese homes. Sometimes grapes are also used as a feng shui symbol, or cure for fertility, as well as a cure for turning bad luck into good luck.
I have been collecting and selling jade for many years. This is part of my collection which I am now sharing with other jade lovers. For more options, please see the jade section of my shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/elegantartifacts
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