Vintage Jadeite "Monkey Peach Money" Old Mine Lao Pit Pendant (JHP111)
Very vintage old mine lao pit jadeite pendant carved with monkey, peach (symbol of woman, loving relationship) and lucky coin. The color of the jadeite stone is cleverly balanced with the monkey in white, and the peach in the deepest color of mossy green. Size is 40x25mm and 6.8mm thick. Carving is different on both sides to add realism to the pendant. It is art, a small carving you can wear.
Purchased in the year 2002 during a shopping trip to southern China near the Burma border where the most traditional (and least commercial) jade carvers work. The jade carver was revered for his excellent work and trained apprentices to work in the jade carving business. He would carefully plan the design he wanted to work best with the jadeite stone he had, then choose an auspicious day to start the carving. This is the kind of jade that will increase in value as it becomes more rare, not only the stone, but also the talented carving work.
There is a small hole at the top of the pendant for a bail or silk string. One only