20th Century Chinese Natural Green Jade Carving of Peach With Playful Monkeys
Fine Chinese jadeite hand carved peach with playful young monkeys - all very auspicious and lucky. The peach represents longevity whilst the monkey is regarded as an intelligent, smart, lively, and brave animal.
This heavy piece of jade is supported on a custom wood hand carved stand, and has some good 'green jade' shades in it with visible striations and inclusions throughout.
The 'sculpture' is professionally polished & finished as can be seen in the quality of the workmanship.
This would make a great gift for someone born in the year of the monkey
Weight approximately 5lbs. Perfect condition and cool to the touch. Striations clearly seen in stone.
From a private and extensive collection of a individual in Florida that traveled widely in Asia.
Weight approx 5lbs.
Measurements approximate. W6", D4", H7".
Year of the Monkey: 2028, 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944.
Chinese zodiac - the monkey is the ninth sign of the zodiac, called “shen hou.” “Shen” belongs to the metal element in the theory of Wuxing (meaning “five elements,” referring to wood, fire, earth, metal and water in traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine, hence the name “jin hou” as “jin” means “metal” in classical Chinese literature.