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Lot 24: A Tassel with 2 Carved Jade Tortoises

Fine Chinese & Asian Works of Art

by Zanaba Auctions

November 20, 2012

Singapore, Singapore

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Description: A Tassel of 2 Jade Carved Tortoises and a cylindrical shape bead. Tortoise is symbol of longevity and good omen. In the past, these items are tied in the form of a tassel and worn hanging from the waist particulary by Mandarin scholars. Present days, the Chinese still continue the habit of wearing them and "play" with such jade pieces by rubbing them as a form of exercise and to receive "Qi" (Positive Energy) from the jade. Period: Big Tortoise is Han Dyansty (206 BC-220 AD ), Small Tortoise and cylindrical shape bead are Ming Dynasty (AD 1368-1644 ) or earlier. Dimensions: Big Tortoise (2.5cm), Small Tortoise (1cm), Cylindrical Bead (1.1cm) 古玉龜套環

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