A Vintage Chinese Green Jade Hand Carved ‘devil Man’
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A Vintage Chinese Green Jade Hand Carved ‘devil Man’:
I have a beautiful hand carved depictions of an ancient ‘devil man’ from my father-in-law's Chinese jade/hardstone collection. He died over forty years ago and this is one of his collection of several thousand items.It is carved from a green waxy jade, it has a little age related ‘calcification’.The Chinese have used a variety of Jade types for over 7000 years, producing weapons, work implements, buckles, dress adornments, funeral burial pieces for use in the after life, necklaces, pendants, statues,good luck charms, offerings to the gods, and pieces of ornamental beauty.Jade in it's many forms was highly valued in Chinese society.Here, this is a very tactile item, a very well depicted carvings of a ‘devil man’, with flames on his breasts, horns on his head, and branches as a skirt - standing in a relaxed pose absorbing badness and evil from the world.The carving is approx 214mm tall and max 42mm deep and 77mm wide and weighs approx 1,225 grams.It could perhaps could do with a clean, but maybe this would detract from it’s originality and character. It is obviously quite old.I am asking very little for the carving. Grab an attractive bargain for your display and enjoyment. A hand carved piece of Chinese art for the price of a mass produced pottery item.