Delicately carved nephrite boulder depicting two magpies among blossoming peonies symbolizing wealth and honor. The characters on the left translate into “Blossoming Wealth and Fortune”. The Chinese believe that Jade posses magical powers and up to this day wear jadeite and nephrite jewelry for protection, good fortune and wealth. Mounted on a contemporary metal stand.
11″ tall 4″ deep 6.5″ wide (incl. stand), carved nephrite, China, 19th century