Jade Pagoda

This collection of exceptional jade objects is the work of Chang Wen Ti (1886-1961), a successful Shanghai jade dealer who immigrated to Los Angeles in 1948. He designed the majestic Sacred Jade Pagoda and directed the decade-long work of carving the jadeite. The pagoda, along with Chang’s collection of rare historical jade, was exhibited at two World's Fairs to demonstrate the power and beauty of traditional art practices.

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17th century -18th century

Lin-Tse or sacred fungus shape symbolizing longevity

Attributed by Mr. Sidney Ashkenazie of Ashkenazie & Co., 1983: "Vase is seen as double fungus form in upright position....

18th century

Also called a Pai Yu bowl; symbols represent long life, happiness, and prosperity

Attributed by Mr. Sidney Ashkenazie of Ashkenazie & Co., 1983: "Circular nephrite bowl in a...

20th century

Also known as an Emporor's cup

Attributed by Mr. Sidney Ashkenazie of Ashkenazie & Co., 1983: "Nephrite, rectangular bowl with flared sides. Exterior of bowl shows wave...

early 20th century

Jadeite Mah Jongg set cut entirely of water-clear green jadeite.  Consisting of 136 pieces, it includes jade dice and banker's cards.  This set was designed by Chang Wen-ti and...

late 19th century

Attributed by Mr. Sidney Ashkenazie of Ashkenazie & Co., 1983: " Rounded shape, jadeite carving in form of incense burner with dragon motif. Belly portion has been left undecorated...

late 19th century

Attributed by Mr. Sidney Ashkenazie of Ashkenazie & Co., 1983: "Pear shaped vase and cover seen in highly decorated fashion with renditions of flowers, gourds, leaves and insects...

late 19th century

Attributed by Mr. Sidney Ashkenazie of Ashkenazie & Co., 1983: " Pair of standing jadeite table screens with six panels. Each panel is divided into three sections with gold calligraphy...

late 19th century

Attributed by Mr. Sidney Ashkenazie of Ashkenazie & Co., 1983: "Pair of standing figures seen in style of T'ang dancing figures. Each figure is seen with a long draped garment of...

late 19th century

Attributed by Mr. Sidney Ashkenazie of Ashkenazie & Co., 1983: "Pair of standing figures seen in style of T'ang dancing figures. Each figure is seen with a long draped garment of...

20th century

Attributed by Mr. Sidney Ashkenazie of Ashkenazie & Co., 1983: "One massive pair of jadeite lanterns. Both lanterns are shown with the top portion of a rounded form with a rimmed open...

May 1, 1933

16-page pamphlet has green ink printed on beige paper. On the front cover is an illustration of a pagoda with the text "The Altar / of the Green / Jade Pagoda" at the left. Pamphlet...

20th cnetury

Carved green and lavender jadeite palace lamp on cloisonné enamel and wood base.

1918-1928
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