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

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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