Antique carved lapis lazuli pendant-pumpkins and foliage. pdgm121

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This antique lapis carving is, in one word, STUNNIING… exquisitely carved, predominantly rich solid blue (varies to a slightly lesser degree on one side), and somewhat uncommon symbolism. Measuring approximately 2 x 1/1/4 x 1/3 inches, the top is drilled to accommodate a pendant. There are total of three pumpkins, a six-petal flower and complexly twisting vines. 33.8 grams.

Pumpkins speak of prosperity, abundance and luck. More specifically to the point, pumpkin seeds symbolize multiple children – male children – which continues to be highly desired in past and present China. The tendril foliage undulate around the pumpkins is all the more auspicious because the meaning is now enhanced by the formulary expression of many male offspring

Circa: early 20th century
Carving: Chinese
Origin: Afghanistan (no color enhancement)
SKU: j-gm-pd121

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