Natural Green Jade Chi-Lin Pair. Statues. Qilin. Kylin. Feng Shui. Xiu or Nephrite. China
Chi Lin – or the Dragon Horse – is a classic feng shui protection cure and mythological creature. Loyal to its owner and a protector to the owner’s house, the Chi Lin is of a royal status than other guardians.
Xiu Jade – aka Xiuyan Jade – is a special category of Nephrite jade. Not as hard as other Nephrites, it is mined from Xiuyan City in LiaoNing Province in NE China.
For some reason, Xiu jade is not as well known as other Chinese jades. My research has told me that it is somewhat rare and soft enough to yield some stunning carvings. It has some obscure, but good investment value.
This natural green jade has a milky – yet shiny – luster. I think it is quite stunning considering that it was hand carved by an artisan near where it was mined.
This jade pair is for the Serious Collector. The simple wood stands are included.