*China 1800 Qing Dynasty jade dish in the shape of a chrysanthemum flower
Chrysanthemum flower Jade dish from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
Beautifully carved piece from the imperial China period of the Qing Dynasty. This rare dish was carved in the form of a chrysanthemum flower from a single piece of green-yellowish jadeite jade. Suited at each sides with a pair of loose rounded handles.
Have a total weight of 102.3 Grams and a measures of 108 mm by 146 by 22 mm (4.25 x 5.75 x 0.87 Inches).
In the Chinese culture, the chrysanthemum flower is a symbol of autumn and the flower of the ninth moon. People even drank chrysanthemum wine on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month to prolong their lives during the Han dynasty. It is a symbol of longevity because of its health-giving properties and was one the symbol of the Emperors of China.
Literature: Bishop, Heber R. The Heber R. Bishop Collection of Jade and other Hard Stones. Handbook no. 10. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1909, p. 75. for similar examples.
It is in perfect condition with no cracks or restorations and is presented in a rose wood carved base.
INVENTORY REF: D0000KTNN/.1111