Clouded Jade Bi Disc

c. 1850
$1,080 USD SOLD
W: 7.75" D: 4.0" H: 11.75"
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Subtly contrasting jade occlusions give this round bi disc a certain celestial quality, like a full moon obscured by darkened clouds. Found in the tombs of ancient Chinese emperors and aristocrats, bi discs such as this have a mysterious and spiritual history, and their function and significance remain uncertain. Shaping this hard stone takes considerable skill. An artisan patiently rubs the surface with sand to give the stone its soft, satiny appearance, a subtle glow completely different from the polished gloss of machine-finished stones. Set on a custom metal stand, this petite jade bi disc anchors interiors with dark color and dense texture.

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