JADE FINGER CITRON

18TH CENTURY

14 cm high (without stand)

The stone is naturalistically worked as a large finger citron supported on a gnarled branch with leaves, the tendrils of the fruit terminating in an opening at the top, providing access to the well-hollowed interior. The stone is of pale celadon tone with light brown inclusions.

The very well-hollowed interior suggests that this jade finger citron could have been used as a water container  for on the scholar's desk. The Chinese word for this particular fruit is foshou, which translates to 'Buddha's Hand'. The fruit is highly auspicious as foshou is homophonous with the Chinese words for blessings (fu) and longevity (shou).

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