Absolutely exquisite example of the mineral that has mesmerized people for centuries. This Qing Dynasty lidded vessel is made for burning incense or perfume in some solid form. The jade itself shows an array of dark green colors. The vessel comes with an open-work wood stand and features swine-head handles. While today pigs are known to be docile, this was not their original nature before they were tamed and domesticized.
In the wild, boars were known to be aggressive and would strike violently whenever they felt threatened. For that reason, in Ancient China, pigs were seen as a representation or reminder that one should march on fearlessly.Height: 5 3/4 in (14 1/2 cm). Width: 7 1/2 in (19 cm). Depth: 5 1/2 in (14 cm).