Antique designed Jade Incense Burner in green and white color
Closer view of Antique Jade Incense Burner
Antique jade incense burner without its cover

Divine Treasure : Jadeite Incense Burner

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This stunning incense burner exudes an air of exquisite craftsmanship and is truly a masterpiece of Chinese art. The burner stands atop four magnificently crafted foo dogs that symbolize protection, wealth, and good fortune. The lid is crowned with a phoenix and two dragons, which are believed to represent the balance of yin and yang energies. These mythical creatures are depicted soaring high in the clouds, creating a sense of majesty and grandeur.

The burner is a true testament to the skill of the carver, as almost every corner of the piece is adorned with intricately carved foo dog heads. The entire surface of the burner is covered with a breathtaking floral pattern that accentuates the beauty of the piece. Between the four foo dogs at the base are four small balls that are said to represent the four elements of earth, air, water, and fire  - and their harmonious balance.

But the incense burner holds deeper meanings that are hidden in the art. The foo dogs represent protection and loyalty, while the phoenix and dragon are symbols of power and good luck. The intricate floral pattern on the burner signifies growth, fertility, and new beginnings. Altogether, this piece is a remarkable display of traditional Chinese art and its deep-seated symbolism.

The jade material itself is highly prized for its metaphysical properties, and has long been associated with good luck, prosperity, and harmony. As a symbol of purity and serenity, jade has been used in spiritual practices for centuries, believed to enhance inner peace and wisdom, while also promoting physical healing and emotional balance.

Origin - China, Qing Dynasty

Measurement - approximately 18" in height

Material - Jadeite