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Chinese Jade from 18th to early 20th century — Inspiration from Nature & Auspicious Meanings

When:  November 1, Friday, 7:00pm

Where:  San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society

Address: 4134 Judah Street, San Francisco

Open to public, free Admission

Asian Art Museum docent and artist Pauline Tsui will present the Story of Jade:
with a brief introduction on history, a slide show of jade pieces from 18th – early 20th century China,
and focus on the symbolic and auspicious meaning behind the designs. After the talk, Pauline will
give a short ‘show-and-tell’ on small decorative art objects.
Story of  JadeIn China jade is believed to have life-prolonging qualities, and many consider
jade to be more precious than gold. Emperors admire jade; scholars praise jade; women
use jade ornaments to adorn their beauty. For
thousands of years craftsmen have drawn inspiration from nature and creatively worked jade
into various sizes, forms and shapes. Over time,
layers of meaning have been associated with the essence and quality of jade objects.

Pauline had given similar talks at various venues, such as the San Francisco Public Library, Oakland Public Library, Smith Ranch Seniors Community Center, Alameda Free Library, Atherton County Library, etc. Read More

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2 comments on “Chinese Jade from 18th to early 20th century — Inspiration from Nature & Auspicious Meanings

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