18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius

18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius
18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius
18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius
18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius
18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius
18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius
18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius
18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius
18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius
18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius
18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius
18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius

18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius
Here we have an exceptionally rare 18th century Antique Chinese hand carved jade book bound with silk and covered front and back with carved wooden panels. This wonderful piece dates to the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty 1736 to 1795. It is an astonishing surviving example from the period. The book consists of eight (8) hand carved spinach green jade panels. These are incised front and back with works of Confucius. An incised portrait of Confucius appears to a jade panel in the front of the volume. The panel at the back of the volume depicts two imperial dragons with five claws. These beautifully carved panels are inset in thick hand woven silk bound into a book with hard wood carved into front and back covers. The volume bindings and jade panels are in excellent condition. Some scratches appear to one side of the hardwood cover of the volume. It is heavy weighing approximately 1734 grams. The bound volume of hand carved jade panels measures approximately 8 7/8″ tall by 5 5/8″ wide by 1 7/8 tall (225mm x 143mm x 47mm). This is an exceedingly rare jade book from the period. The photos form part of the description of this rare 18th Century hand carved jade book. The item “18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius” is in sale since Wednesday, February 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Other Asian”. The seller is “jewelry_secrets” and is located in Sydney. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Colour: Green
  • Material: Jade
  • Originating Region: China
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Era: 1700s

18th C Jade Book Nephrite Qianlong Qing Dynasty Gilt Silk Wood Chinese Confucius