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jade; greenish white nephrite figure of a boy holding lingzhi fungus

CRE unknown [18 century] People's Republic of China This jade figure of a boy is an example of the type of Chinese objects that inspired Boucher and other artists when developing a pictorial vocabulary reflecting the vogue for chinoiserie in 18th-century Europe. Images of a young boy holding lingzhi fungus are often found in oriental art. Believed to promote long life, the lingzhi mushroom symboli…