Tuesday, August 28, 2007

White Jade Bird in Semi Circle

This piece may have been part of a pair or it may have been a standalone. Bird motifs are popular among jade carvers and this one has been beautifully pierced and carved. I am not quite sure what it served as but as there are no perforations for attachement, I would guess that it is an inlay piece for box or cupboard. Probably a Qing piece.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive

Favourite Books

  • Theft : a love story
  • The Uncommon Reader
  • Never Let me go
  • Angela's Angels
  • Where angels fear to tread