Eighteenth-century Chinese jade fish

Offered by Oriental Art
Eighteenth-century Chinese jade fish

Period of QIANLONG (1736-1795)
Eighteenth-century Chinese jade fish

Offered by Oriental Art
Date & Origin 1736 to 1795, China
Dimensions
W
8 cm (3 inc)
Description
Well carved, from a fine pale celadon-coloured Hetian stone, as a carp biting on a stem of millet with a full seed head, thus embodying a double wish for abundance and fertility. (The Chinese word for 'fish', which is pronounced 'yu', is a homophone for the word meaning 'abundance').
Medium
Jade
£2,800.00
Dimensions
W
8 cm (3 inc)
Description
Well carved, from a fine pale celadon-coloured Hetian stone, as a carp biting on a stem of millet with a full seed head, thus embodying a double wish for abundance and fertility. (The Chinese word for 'fish', which is pronounced 'yu', is a homophone for the word meaning 'abundance').

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