Antique Early 1900's Chinese Celadon Jade and Enamel Box.
Antique Early 1900's Chinese Celadon Jade and Enamel Box. Carved 6 Sided Jade Box Ornate Bronze Mount.
Size 10.5 x 8.5 x 5 cm
For many centuries, celadon wares were highly regarded by the Chinese Imperial court, before being replaced in fashion by painted wares, especially the new blue and white porcelain under the Yuan dynasty. The similarity of the color to jade, traditionally the most highly valued material in China, was a large part of its attraction. Celadon continued to be produced in China at a lower level, often with a conscious sense of reviving older styles. In Korea the celadons produced under the Goryeo Dynasty(918–1392) are regarded as the classic wares of Korean porcelain.