IMPORTANT CHINESE ANTIQUE JADEITE STATUE of HE-XIANGU IMMORTAL - LATE QING. The statue ensemble represent the Ancient Chinese Goddess HE XIANGU (Ho Hsien-ku), one of the Eight Immortals, and the only female among them. Very detailed carved under a magnolia tree, wearing a lotus on her shoulder and a tray with fruits on her hand, along with a scholar.Legend: He Xiangu lived during the Tang Dynasty and spent her life as a hermit in the mountains, vowed never to marry. She was able to fly from one mountain peak to the next, gathering fruit and berries for her mother. There she met a scholar (Lu Dong-bin) who gave her a peach to eat. After that she never felt hungry again. Mainly pale green, the jadeite stone has vivid emerald, yellow and spinach green markings. The age of the carving is estimated to be 100 to 150 year old which would make it Late Qing Dynasty to Early Republic Period. As opposed to Nephrite Jade (which was used since ancient times) , Jadeite Jade was only "discovered" at the end of 18th Century beginning of the 19th Century.
All the carvings made before 1950s' are considered antiques. In front of you is a very rare true antique piece, not a contemporary work. It is also very fairly priced.
Please carefully study all the photos attached. Any questions, please let me know and I will respond to the best of my abilities. The statue is in very good gondition commensurate to the age, no chips, comes with the original wood stand and the wood and glass domed museum display case. The material is high quality natural, untreated Jadeite Jade with a tested Specific Gravity of 3.30 g/cm3.My grandparents had strong ties with China and the Chinese Art during the beginning and mid XXth Century. Chinese Antique Porcelains Archaic and Antique Jade carvings Rare Tianhuang (Shoushan Stne) Seals and carvings Bronze sculptures. Dimensions: Height (without stand) : 24 cm (cca 10) Height (on wood stand): 26.5 cm cca. 11 Weight: 1300 grams cca. The items will be professionally packaged. Payments should be made within 48 hours. Any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your interest! Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Create your brand with Auctiva's. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "10.5 CHINESE ANTIQUE FINELY CARVED JADE STATUE of HE-XIANGU IMMORTAL LATE QING" is in sale since Sunday, March 31, 2019.
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