Style Court

Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

2.28.2011

Jaded

[China, late Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-2250 BCE. Gifts of Charles Lang Freer.]

A study in contrasts: truly old versus new and earthy versus polished. Above, Chinese jade (nephrite) disks from the Freer Gallery of Art exhibition, Ancient Chinese Jades & Bronzes. This show highlights over 100 pieces representing some of the greatest examples of Chinese art outside China. Below, a less precious 21st century object -- Kenneth Jay Lane's resin jade links.

[Detail view via Shopbop.]

2 comments:

meenal @ maison marigold said...

wow..i never would have guessed what it was in the first image...amazing !! xx meenal

Amy Vermillion said...

Cool. All the same colors of jade originally? Or is this how all jade ages…we might never know!
Thanks for sharing