Chinese Jade Dragon-Tiger Bowl (#J1036)

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 12, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House
Splendid Chinese 9 Dragons, 3-Legged Jade Stone Carved Bowl with Lid         Can you picture this splendid hand-carved jade stone 3-legged bowl with lid displayed on your shelves? It is a bowl carved from jade stone and t are a total of 9 dragons, carved in the ancient style, 2 on the lid and 7 on the bowl. The Chinese people always consider themselves as descendents of dragons, a mythical creature that has the combined features of deer, fish, tiger, lion, horse, ox, donkey, snake and vulture. This creature is highly revered by the Chinese who believe that it is associated with clouds, thunderbolts and rainfalls. The Chinese dragons is said to be able to walk on the land, swim in the sea and fly in the air and is the deity of the wind and the rain. Dragons symbolize power, dignity, luck, strength and success. Chinese emperors proclaimed they were incarnations of the real dragons to assure their superior authority. The totem is so deeply rooted in Chinese mind that it can be found almost everyw in Chinese people's life. This is not only a fabulous looking display, it is also a functional item too, great for storing knick-knacks.
Jade, also known as Jadeite, has always been valued by the Asians as a symbol of good luck, good health and power to resist evil spirits. The Chinese have been having an on-going love affair with jade for the past several thousands of years. Other than the mythical nature of jade, this stone is treasured by many people because of its value and because it is also a status symbol. Despite much misconception of what can be called by the term, Jade, this stone with its pearly luster, its tough and resilience nature, continues to be treasured by many. Besides green, jade does come in several other colors like white, brown, black, violet, red, yellow and also often are spotted.
This jade stone is from the western Chinese province of Xinjiang. It is a very unusual carving and the photographed images have not done full justice to the actual color of this jade stone. It certainly would look grand displayed on your shelves!   Origin: China Size: Width = 10 inches, Height = 7 inches Net Weight: 8 lbs Material: Jade Stone   Shipping All items are in stock and we ship within 5 business days upon receipt of payment. Buyer in the US pays $ 15 for UPS ground shipment. International buyers please email us for a quotation. Satisfaction guaranteed. Full refund (less shipping and handling cost) within 7 days of delivery. Please contact us via email for a RMA number before sending the items back to us. Combined Shipping All items are in stock and we ship within 5 business days upon payment. We will make every attempt to consolidate the shipment. We offer a 25% - 50% off listed shipping cost when the second or third items can be packed in a single box, subject to UPS size and weight limitations. Payment Credit Card payment via Paypal is preferred. Personal checks (may delay shipping, until check clears) and money orders in US fund accepted. Payment expected within 7 days of th...