Saturday, January 6, 2007

Jade Flowers or Yu Hua

These white nephrite jade flowers are among my favourites and hail from Shanxi, China. Because of their rather large size I conjecture that they may have been used as hair accessories rather than as buttons. Dating from about the Ming Period to the Qing Period

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More nephrite jade flowers. On the left a beautifully scalloped mutton white piece, with doulble holes on the reverse, which means that it had served as a button. Next to it 6 smaller nephrite jade flowers in various shapes and designs. All from Ming-Qing periods.


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