Antique Chinese Jadeite Toggle
Fertility and Wealth
Circa: Qing to Republic, 19th early 20th-century
Weight: 36 Grams. Excellent Condition!
H. 3.25 in. (8cm), W.0.75 in. (2cm) D. 0.5 in. (1.8cm)
The jade peapods toggle symbolizes fertility and wealth in China, and a beloved metaphor for Chinese artists and scholars for its embryonic meaning of potential. This highly polished translucent green jadeite depicts a pair of bulging peas. Carved in the round, highly polished with an unctuous usage sheen, and a large cord hole pierced between its stem and leaf, giving this antique peapod toggle grace and charm with the added mystique of ages.