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Shanghai 2010 (05 Mar) 2/2 – Shanghai Museum

2009-04-20 NYC MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Chinese Asian Art

Chinese Contemporary Jade Work

Chinese modern jade work

From Forbidden City

from Forbidden City

from Forbidden City

from Forbidden City

from Forbidden City

from Forbidden City(more images)

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‘Mutton-fat’ White Jade 羊脂白玉

Mutton fat white jade 羊脂白玉

和田玉观音

jade ring

Chinese Jade World

Chinese Jade World

‘Mutton-fat’ white jade 羊脂白玉

Forget green. ‘Mutton-fat’ white jade is the most prized. A normal bracelet of such is valued at more than US$2000. Jade prices have been increasing rapidly in recent years, with the best quality selling for many times more than gold. Image 4 and 5 show a book I bought from from last years’ exhibition in Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney – “Translucent World: Chinese jade from Forbidden City”. The book cover shows the highlight of the exhibition as you may have already guessed – the famous “桐荫侍女图 – Ladies in the shadow of wutong trees”. Talking about Chinese jade, wait until I talk about what I saw in Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city last year…

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