Classic Jade Themes

Classic Jade Themes

The culture of jade is a very significant and indispensable component of Chinese culture. The early records of jade in China can be dated back to the Stone Age.  Therefore the Theme system of jade is incredibly rich in China. Below is a brief view of some typical Theme genres in jade jewelries and carvings.   1. Auspicious Jade Themes: Chinese Dragon, phoenix, auspicious cloud, LingZhi, and RuYi are the most often used ones. For example: Theme: Chinese dragon and phoenix: Chinese believe the Dragon is the king of animals and the phoenix the queen of birds. They used to fight each other, but since the dragon won and married phoenix then the whole world started to enjoy the peace and prosperity for generations. Dragon and phoenix also represents...

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Few Tips of Chinese Antique Jade Collecting

If you are an antique jade collector especially for Chinese jade, then there are few tips you must know: 1. Master the ancient jade patterns. Chinese jade has a rich history of patterns. Certain unique pattern can help to date back to specific era. If you are a Chinese antique jade lover, I would recommend the famous book “Antique Jade Illustration” written by Wu Da Zhen from Qing Dynasty. The author depicted a list of antique jade based on their date, usage, and size. He also provided related illustrations which were highly valuable. 2. Fabricated Ancient Jade can be dated back to Song Dynasty (960 –1279AC). As I mentioned in previous article, the authentic ancient jade shall be dated before Han Dynasty (202 BC). So even if it is an antique jade piece, it...

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