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Jade Vase

By ShotfromaCanon
I saw this vase at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art (in Elmhurst Illinois). It was carved from one block of jadeite. It is about 12 inches in diameter and I don't know if it is Ming or Qing dynasty but somewhere between 1368 to 1912. I am always amazed at the intricacy of these items, especially how they can carve rings (or often chains) from one block of stone.

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Voters: smartbox, morpheus1955, Tibetan and 18 more

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smartbox 9 1 2 United States
30 Dec 2012 5:30PM
This is an amazing display. Nice capture as well. Nice color, composition and use of focus. Thanks for sharing!


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Tibetan 5 3 England
31 Dec 2012 1:12AM
It takes several years to carve Jade to this standard, in the Quin dynasty it was done with a Bamboo stick and abrasive paste, today it is done with Diamonds, jade is being repurchased by the Chinese and was always considered precious-es, a very nice dragon bowl, and a quality photo also, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
31 Dec 2012 6:20AM
What a stunning work of art this is !! An excellent photo and background to it !
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 12:49AM
The oriental artwork on h=jade & (unfortunately ) ivory is unsurpassed in its intricacy isn't it!!

Thankyou for your vote on my "sign of the pagan"..much appreciated.

1 Jan 2013 7:15PM
Wonderful close up and a beautiful work in Jade, it must be so valuable.
kazza12 5 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 5:17PM
lovely vase and great shot SmileSmile regards karen
Humblebee 5 1 England
15 Jan 2013 1:11AM
You have captured this stunning bowl perfectly enabling us to see the super workmanship of this wonderful bowl ... Carol Grin

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