Ritual Object (Cong) Period: Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (ca. 3200–2000…

Ritual Object (Cong) Period: Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (ca. 3200–2000…

Monkey mythology is an important part of Zodiac/Taoist/Buddhist lore in China. In various tales the Monkey is portrayed initially as foolish, vain, and mischievous. Yet the Monkey learns valuable lessons along the way, makes changes, and eventually gains redemption.    Excellent condition, no damage or repairs. Measures 3-1/2" (9 cm) Long, by 2-1/2" (6.5 cm) Tall, by 1" (2.5 cm) Thick (495)

Monkey mythology is an important part of Zodiac/Taoist/Buddhist lore in China. In various tales the Monkey is portrayed initially as foolish, vain, and mischievous. Yet the Monkey learns valuable lessons along the way, makes changes, and eventually gains redemption. Excellent condition, no damage or repairs. Measures 3-1/2" (9 cm) Long, by 2-1/2" (6.5 cm) Tall, by 1" (2.5 cm) Thick (495)

Two soapstone groups. China, Early 20th Century #expertissim

Two soapstone groups. China, Early 20th Century #expertissim

Pair of Antique Chinese hand carved celadon jade Phoenix covered vase vessels.

Pair of Antique Chinese hand carved celadon jade Phoenix covered vase vessels.

Antique Chinese hand carved celadon jade galloping horse horse covered vase vessel.

Antique Chinese hand carved celadon jade galloping horse horse covered vase vessel.

Spectacular and rare Meiping vase is distinguished by sublime stone of roses hues and by high artistc quality. The lidded vessel has a refined, elegant look, with a balance achieved between the delicate details of prunus sprigs and blossoms carved in high relief and smooth, glossy surface of the vase, utilized as the backdrop.  The surface of the vessel is polished to create a waxy sheen, la guang, so typical of the jades of the 1700s.

Spectacular and rare Meiping vase is distinguished by sublime stone of roses hues and by high artistc quality. The lidded vessel has a refined, elegant look, with a balance achieved between the delicate details of prunus sprigs and blossoms carved in high relief and smooth, glossy surface of the vase, utilized as the backdrop. The surface of the vessel is polished to create a waxy sheen, la guang, so typical of the jades of the 1700s.

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