A CHINESE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF GOURDS AND BAT
  青白玉帶沁福祿墜
 
 
281022
 
 
 
Period
QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
 
Height
H 5.7 cm.
 
Inch
2 1/4 in.
 
Price:
US $ 3200 .00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Note: Photo color might deviate slightly in comparison to the original artifact.
     
 
Description:
 
 
青白玉帶沁福祿墜 清
青玉質帶深熟的赭黃沁色,包漿自然。圓雕及透雕一大兩小葫蘆、攀藤、蝙蝠及瓜葉,營造一瓜瓞綿綿,飛蝠降臨的構圖。利用沁色巧雕葉子的背面,令整件玉作加分。「葫」和「蝠」諧「福」音,「蘆」諧「祿」音,故葫蘆搭蝙蝠,寓意「福祿雙全,大富大貴」。
A CHINESE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE
CARVING OF GOURDS AND BAT PENDANT
This piece is made of celadon jade suffused with darker russet inclusions. Done via in-the-round and openwork techniques, it features a big gourd and two smaller ones connected by twisting tendrils with a bat on top. The back of the pendant consists of three heavily-indented leaves which retain enchanting russet hues of the stone. In Chinese, "gourds", "bats" and "fortune" are pronounced as hu lu, fu and fu lu respectively. Therefore, "gourds" and "bats" sound akin to or even the same as "fortune" in the language, which make the two elements representations of luck and wealth.