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.
The Qing dynasty, officially the Great Qing, was the Manchu-led last dynasty in the imperial history of China. It was proclaimed in 1636 in Manchuria (modern-day Northeast China), in 1644 entered Beijing, extended its rule to cover all of China proper, and then extended the empire into Central Asia. The dynasty lasted until 1912. In orthodox Chinese historiography, the Qing dynasty was preceded by the Ming dynasty and succeeded by the Republic of China. The multiethnic Qing empire lasted for almost three centuries and assembled the territorial base for modern China. It was the largest Chinese dynasty and in 1790 the fourth largest empire in world history in terms of territorial size. With a population of 432 million in 1912, it was the world's most populous country at the time.
Qing Dynasty decorative arts, many craftsmen worked in the imperial court, producing artifacts for palace use: everything from items of jewelry art to beautiful Chinese lacquerware, including lacquered imperial thrones: see, for instance, the Qing Dynasty Imperial Throne (1775-80, Victoria and Albert Museum, London). The Imperial Household Department managed a number of crafts workshops both within the Forbidden City and outside it. Some of the skilled workers and master craftsmen were on permanent duty, like those in the imperial glass factory established in 1696 under the direction of the German Jesuit Kilian Stumpf (1655-1720). Other experts in gemstones carving, horn and jade sculpture and metallurgy were summoned to Beijing for a specific period of service.
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.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation round base.
Condition: The overall condition of this piece is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to any piece. All parts are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
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