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Jadeite 'Monkeys and Peach' Ornament
The translucent jadeite of celadon tone, carved as a monkey holding a peach with a smaller monkey on its back, symbolising longevity and to maintain the status of a high-ranking officials generation after generation.
Jadeite approximately 90.28 x 48.99 x 39.49mm.
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate numbered SJ 119483, dated 28 July 2015, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as "A Jade"; also accompanied by a wooden stand and a fitted box.

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Prosperity for the Future Generation

Monkeys are often paired with peaches in traditional jadeite carvings, but this particular ornament renders a loving monkey parent with a baby monkey on its back. The subject is playing on the fact that ‘monkey’ has the same pronunciation as ‘nobleman’ in Chinese, so is ‘back’ for ‘generation’. This is not only a symbol of longevity, but also carries with it wishes for one’s next generation to maintain nobility, as well as harmony in the family.

 

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