Fine quality antique Hetian nephrite jade carved pendant off a phoenix. Color is very pale celadon which some would consider white. It has a very nice fatty luster and silky fee. Fine carving of the phoenix which seems to be balancing o n an egg at the bottom of the carving. Size is approximately 2.75 inches long and 1.5 inches wide at the widest point. It weighs 65 grams. The pendant is mounted on a black leather cord which is 22 inches long.The phoenix is held in high regard in Chinese mythology. This piece dates from the Qing Dynasty 18th/19th century. This is a unisex piece suitable for a man or woman which can be worn as a pendant or as a pocket or folding piece.
I have been collecting and selling jade for man years and this piece is part of my collection which was verbally authenticated at 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
PLEASE NOTE: Thi pendant is in fine condition with no chips or cracks. In some photos a black line may appear across the bead area which is the black leather cord on which it is strung.
*Fine jewelry authenticated by a GIA Gemologist
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