A JADE ‘DOUBLE GOURD’ PENDANT, MING
China, 1368-1644. The stone is carved and pierced in the shape of a double gourd born on gnarled leafy vines. It has a rounded full figural shape and an oily, smooth surface. Several reticulated areas allow for suspension on a string.
Condition: Very good condition with some miniscule natural flaws in the mineral.
Provenance: Austrian private collection.
Weight: 85.1 g.
Dimensions: Height 7.8 cm.