<Antique Chinese Nephrite Jade Carving
Munching Lingzhi / Reishi
Circa: Republic period, the early 1900S'
Weight 98 Grams, very good condition!
H 2.25 in. (5.7cm), W 1.75 in. (4.5cm), D 1 in. (2.5cm)
The stag is believed to be the only creature able to seek out the sacred lingzhi. Thus it's a symbol of long life in ancient China. Finely carved and highly polished, this horned stag resting with its head turned back, munching on a bundle of lingzhi fungus, which has three cord holes carved through for use as a toggle. The stag is bulky and tactile in the round, in pale celadon muted green, and has an unctuous sheen and traces of russet on one side, in perfect condition.
Estimated Value $250
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