Throughout ancient Chinese history, jade was seen as a sacred material, its significance encompassed the promulgation of civilization and social hierarchies. Therefore, most of the motifs featured on jade emphasize their symbolic significance and thus generally had auspicious connotations. From the implied wish for the prosperity of male offspring to the symbol of longevity, here are just a few examples of the auspicious Chinese emblems with vivid, charming depictions. All of these jade pieces come from the superb collection of the Muwen Tang. Click ahead.