Vintage Chinese Nephrite Jade Toggle
Long Tailed Fox
Lunging for Reishi Fungus 靈芝
Circa: early 20th Century
h. 3.5 in. (9 cm), w. 1.7 in. (4.3cm), d. 1 in. (2.5cm)
According to belief, the fox can live for a thousand years and endowed with the magic and healing power to bestow riches and cure disease. And Lingzhi, the magic fungus, can cure all ills.
In this good size semi-translucent quality jade toggle, featuring an immortal fox lunging on a giant Lingzhi cluster, with its outstretched legs and curved tail, climbing over an intertwined bundle with multiple carved-through loops, lending the piece an incredible lightness and graceful movement, over a resinous glass-like pale celadon cream material sprinkled with droplets of enchanting russets inclusions. Delicate and tactile, this impeccably finished jade toggle is to be a healing stone, and undoubtedly once a scholar's beloved scroll weight and brush rest.
Estimated Value $700
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