Chinese pale white or white jade carved knife pendant. A rare and very well carved blade with a dragon form rarely seen in any color of jade. This pendant exhibits lovely pierced work and relief carving of dragon details.
Provenance: Private Minneapolis Collection - collected in China prior to 1985.Length: 4 1/2 in x width: 1 1/4 in. Weight: 32.31 grams.
There are no major breaks, losses, cracks, or restorations. There are a few extremely minute losses or chips to the pierced decoration. Along one side near the top of the pendant there is a small network of adhesive residue. Along the other side of the pendant near the bottom there is a rectangular area of adhesive residue, likely from a sticker. Very light wear throughout.
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