Pristine vintage hand carved jade banana fruit table ornament
Incredible details on this vintage Chinese/Asian hand carved jade fruit in the form of banana. The fruit done in a solid piece of stone accented with four finely detailed translucent dark jade leaves with dark veins running through them... All the pieces are wired together, wrapped in blue silk thread and the branch appears to be an actual branch with high luster lacquer finish.
This is a beautiful collectors item, the condition is excellent but pre-owned showing minor surface scratches.
Height: 6" long to end of stem,
banana is 1 3/8" wide, leaves are all about 3 1/4" long, 1 3/4" wide.
The leaves are very intricately carved and shaped letting light through beautifully creating a halo like effect around the solid lighter colored jade banana fruit.
The Chinese believe that the banana fruit leaves are one of the fourteen precious items to scholars, and you see them as gifts in temples and households. When offering the fruit at a table or altar, you are finding a wish for education, brilliance in work or school..
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