Antique Chinese Nephrite Jade Toggle
With Smiling Face
Circa: Qing to Republic, the early 1900s'
Weight: 58 grams. Excellent condition!
H 1 in. (2.5cm) W. 2.25 in. (5.5cm) D 1.25 in. (3cm)
This aged nephrite jade toggle depicts a docile animal crouching attentively with its head turned to the side. It has bulging eyes, floppy ears, a lion mane, and a smiling face. One long looped tail wagged to its left haunches, and two extended horns indicated that the creature is a Bixie Chimera. One of the most common protective guardians that made into a toggle for dispelling hostile forces. The toggle is carved in the round, highly polished with translucency through an even light celadon color, a few short infiltrated age lines, and a dint on its back. It's otherwise in superb condition.
Estimated Value $250
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