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)
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.