Saturday, March 17, 2007

A Set of White Nephrite Jade

This set of small white yu pian (flat jade pieces) probably date back to the Ming period. Very delicately carved and pierced, some pieces still retain a bright luster. The set is made up of flower vases, ruyi, petal, lion, bamboo and a basket. Don't know what the original uses were. Could have been used as inlays for boxes, cupboards and the like.

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