Nephrite Jade Adopted Netsuke
Unsigned, Circa: 19th Century and earlier
H 2 in.(5cm), W 1.5 in.(3.5cm), D 1 in.(2.5cm)
Possibly Chinese, overall very good condition
antique celadon nephrite jade toggle of two Chinese lions, a mom and her pup at
play with ribbons and pearl.
Distinctive archaic design rendered with evocative character, fused with the round
edges and smooth touch, broad strokes and definitive cuts are used to shape this
multi-hued jade. Despite the multiplicity in composition, the apparent
simplicity in design gleams with buoyancy and charms for these two lions. This
century old toggle would have been a frequently wore touchstone of good fortune
for its owner(s) in the century plus past.