China’s Suzhou is home to exquisite garden pavilions, and also finely carved Jade Sculpture. The earliest jade pieces found there date back to five or six thousand years ago. The trade was highly regarded in the country during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and led to the development of its distinctive characteristics.
Suzhou’s jade wares are like the city’s famed horticulture: small, exquisite and finely polished.
Made from high quality Qinghai green jade or Hetian white jade, the Suzhou jade art is steeped in ancient cultural tradition.
Pieces are carved in classic patterns, or take on themes of traditional culture.
Like this set of seals which sit on an altar-shaped pedal, and surround a piece used to pay tribute to heaven and earth.
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