White Nephrite Jade Pierced Work Lock Pendant

Qing Dynasty

Length: 3 inches

White Nephrite Jade

 

White nephrite jade pierced work pendant in the form of an ancient lock. A bat is depicted holding a chime from its mouth. This superbly rendered pendant was probably intended to be a birthday or wedding gift since the symbolism expresses a desire for good luck and longevity.  In our opinion, the subject matter, workmanship and material suggest a Qing dynasty date for this work of art.

 

Reference Number: 4112

 


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