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Object Number: C677A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Qing Dynasty
Early Date: 1644
Late Date: 1912
Credit Line:Purchased from Wanamaker's Department Store; subscription of Eldridge R. Johnson, 1927


Grey green and bright green jade, ring remains on side and bottom. Lady standing by peach tree. She holds a fruiting peach branch in each hand. A large parrot is on her right. Fungus grows out of rocks at her feet. One of a pair (C676 and C677), probably from same boulder. Probably a wedding gift with the meaning of long life, good wishes, and warning to be a faithful wife. On ivory plaque on a teakwood stand.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Feb 1986 - Sep 1987)View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Lyons, Elizabeth. 1978. Chinese Jades: The Role of Jade in Ancient China: An Introduction to a Special Exhibition at The University Museum. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 20 (3): 4-20. : Page/Fig./Plate: 17, Fig. 21View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Fernald, H. E. 1928. The George Byron Gordon Memorial Collection of Chinese Objects in Jade, Crystal, Lapis Lazuli and Coral. The Museum Journal. Volume XIX (No. 1): 35-71. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 53View Objects cited in this Publication

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