Antique Carved CHINESE White JADE Snuff Bottle Flask. Qing Dynasty approximately 19th century. Measuring approximately: 2 1/2″ tall X 1 5;8″wide X 1 1/4 deep. Spoon Insert top is Carnelian/Agate.. Weight approximately: 77.8 grams. “Gold has a value but jade is invaluable”. Jade is natural gem stone found in mountains or riverbeds. True jade is generally classified into soft jade (nephrite) , so-called “ancient jade” and hard jade (jadeite). Jade is the royal gemstone in China. Jade was a Royal Gemstone in China and Asia, used as the Emperor Seal in the Palace, as the totems and the Essence of Heaven and the Earth in eastern religion. Of all materials in the world of Chinese antiquities, jade best exemplifies the essential aspects of Chinese culture. It is used for both spiritual and ornamental purposes. It is the symbol of power and associated with heroes, the symbols of pure, noble and sublime, and stands for morality. It is also a symbol of ethics and norms. In ancient times, only aristocrats could own jade wares. The imperial seal of the Qing Dynasty, the first feudal society in China, was made of jade. Gemstones color might vary slightly according to computer screens. I have photographed these pieces in Hawaiian light and they may appear slightly different in another environment. I HAVE TRIED TO DESCRIBE ALL MY ITEMS AS HONESTLY AND ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE. MORE PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. As illustrated, with general wear as expected with an item of this age. However, if you a re thoroughly unsatisfied you may contact me and discuss the situation. The absence of a complete condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. The item “Antique Carved CHINESE White JADE Snuff Bottle Flask Qing approx 19th” is in sale since Tuesday, August 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Snuff Bottles”. The seller is “american-heirlooms” and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: China
- Primary Material: Jade
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Color: White