Antique & Vintage Jade

Old Jade carvings

Beside of all the big museum exhibiting the stone e.g. Beijing, there is a interesting smaller one with an impressive collection in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Jewelry and objects right below are for sale.


 carved elephant
Everyone who visits KL and want to see fine jade carvings, valuable and pretty should have a look. The place is rather difficult to find a good start is at the backside of the Times Square  Mall, it's only a 15 minute walk through a quarter with small houses. If you get a map in the hotel and have it marked it should be no challenge to find.

antique jade items

Beside of the beautiful items it also tells something about Chinese art and culture since all objects on display have their origin there, a possibility to have a closer idea. This small museum shouldn't be ignored because it’s a real treasure trove and a KL shopping attraction although if you are not a lover of the green stone, here is a clip about antique jade.
for lover of the green stone
Great horse carving from long time ago

antique sitting buddha and jade chair
vintage jade buddha
The stones, in this case mainly nephrite, are integrated into the culture over several thousands of years. 

In the museum


This is not the National Museum with plenty of Chinese goods, pottery and porcelain recovered from sunken ships, but the collection is very diverse, has a high value and is in good condition. There are hundreds of objects from very small up to a laughing Buddha sculpture of over one meter.

This is the symbol of fun and happiness and regarded as one of the Chinese gods of wealth. It symbolizes prosperity, wealth and luck that's one of the reasons why the sculpture is often used as decoration in a home. The location where the statue is placed is important. It should be placed around 30 cm above a surface and facing the main door, not for worshiping, only for display. Some are in standing position and some in the sitting position.

pretty art installation
Pretty art installation
The emperors imperial chair

Used Jade Furniture


Ancient carvings often have changed colors which turn parts or the entire surface into a gray white and opaque shade. This process is called `calcification', although it has nothing to do with calcium or any. 


This could take place by changing temperature and humidity, lack of oxygen and other reasons. Here is another horse sculpture.


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