Chinese Antique Carved White Jade Buttons, Ancient Sword, Cicada Lot #43
These are all from a stash bought from the Chinese gov, in the 1980's, of items seized from citizens during the Cultural Revolution in the 60's. Please see pics for all details as to condition; however, if there is real damage or any issue I will point it out. Almost every piece is pierced or has a carved shank, as these were created as sew-on ornaments or pendants; there are a very few, extremely old, thin pieces which are notched instead, since hand drilling is laborious and there was not always even that technology. Well, this lot is of REALLY old pieces: there is a shou-carved button that has been used for so long that the carving is almost effaced!! And the very White piece is ancient style carving, in fact I cannot tell whether it is a fly, a cicada, or maybe a bee? There is an extremely old/ancient, pierced piece depicting a sword surrounded with auspicious ribbons; and a weight or ingot, for wealth; two flowers and a lotus seed head. When these were made, the white jade was very hard to find and pieces used were tiny, for less waste, because they were precious. Thanks for looking, remember to check back for more!
Please see all pics and ask any questions. The item "Chinese Antique Carved White Jade Buttons, Ancient Sword, Cicada Lot #43" is in sale since Friday, April 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "sttheresethelittleflower" and is located in Terry, Mississippi. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: Unknown
- Primary Material: Jade
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Color: White