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Emperor Qian Long's Jadeite Mountains

Posted by Imperial Harvest on 7 February 2020

Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins

With the most recent appointment of Master David as the principal Feng Shui consultant for many international luxury brands, Imperial Feng Shui – the most closely guarded and exclusive art of Feng Shui is gaining prominence among international MNCs and luxury brand owners. 

Qian Long Jadeite Mountain is the single most important Feng Shui collection in the history of Imperial Feng Shui.

These invaluable Qian Long Jadeite Mountain collections have been auctioned by international auction houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s at astronomical prices. 

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In this article, Master David reveals the closely guarded design principles of the Imperial Harvest Qian Long Jadeite Mountain, secrets of Emperor Qian Long’s Jadeite Mountain collections and why Emperor Qian Long’s commitment to develop Imperial Feng Shui led Qing Dynasty to rule over 268 years - the longest ruling dynasty (longer than U.S.A - 175 years of independence and P.R.C - 70 year anniversary). 

Who is Emperor Qian Long and why he is an important figure in Imperial Feng Shui?

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Emperor Qian Long (乾隆) (r.1736-1795), the fourth ruler of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), is regarded as one of the world’s most powerful and influential figures in the 18th century.

Besides his talents in military campaigns and politics, he is also known as one of the most cultured non-Chinese ruler in Chinese history, with great intellectual and artistic accomplishments as well as a passion for Imperial Feng Shui.

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Amongst the dedicated advocates of Imperial Feng Shui, Emperor Qian Long stands out the most as an passionate upholder of the ancient art of Imperial Feng Shui.

Despite his Manchu heritage, Emperor Qian Long demonstrated keen interest in the art of Imperial Feng Shui through intense engagements in all manifestations of this interest.

From exploring the sources of jadeites via military conquests to supervising production, he also encouraged Imperial Feng Shui innovation, and initiated new trends. His authority and impact on Imperial Feng Shui is impossible to overlook.

Challenges faced by Emperor Qian Long

Nature consists of auspicious physical features like mountains and rivers. Less apparent features like mountains, albeit unnoticeable to the untrained eye, dwell among sites and locations.

Only trained Imperial Feng Shui masters with years of experience are able to successfully identify these auspicious features, which makes them a prime spot for an important building.

From this understanding, Imperial Feng Shui is regarded as an essential practice to use towards our advantage. 

What determines the ideal location for a site has always been a configuration which looks similar to an armchair - a broad open space protected by its sides by low lying hills.

Mountains govern benefactors, authority and harmony while Water governs wealth.


To construct a Chinese palace at the perfect Xue 穴 (Spot), flanked by auspicious mountain formations requires incredible engineering and presents intricate construction challenges.  


Undaunted by the challenge, Emperor Qian Long and his team of Imperial Feng Shui advisors found the perfect solution - The Emperor Qian Long Jadeite Mountain, to activate the Mountain Star in the Imperial Palace. 

Emperor Qian Long’s Imperial Decree 

Emperor Qian Long worked with his team of Imperial Feng Shui masters to create a new genre of jadeite ornament known as the ‘Jade Mountain’ (玉山子), when large jadeite boulders became available from Xinjiang after 1759. 

From the 1760s to the 1790s, Qian Long decreed that the imperial workshops collaborated with the local workshops in the south to produce a group of majestic jade mountains based on ancient or contemporary paintings.

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The best known of these are Travelling in Autumn Mountains (秋山行旅圖); The Great Yu Taming the River (大禹治水圖) and Nine Elders of Huichang (會昌九老圖). 

Emperor Qian Long’s unwavering passion for Imperial Feng Shui

Each jade mountain project parallels a momentous painting, either an ancient painting from the imperial collection or the emperor’s favourite work by a contemporary painter.

Emperor Qian Long’s dedication and passion for Imperial Feng Shui can be noted from his resolute interpretation of the jade mountain’s design and conceptualisation.

Due to the irregular shape of the jade boulder, the intricate designs and carvature demands spatial requirements from different sheets of paper or silk. Modifications and adjustments in setting or compositions have to be made as well to accommodate this transition.

Before the workshops can even produce a jade mountain, paper drafts of different perspectives and interpretations of the design from imperial court painters as well as models in wood, stone and wax had to be made and presented to Emperor Qian Long for approval before they were prepared to provide detailed instructions for the jade carvers.

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Each jade mountain bears lengthy imperial inscriptions and seals to create an artifact that creates a picture colophon signature like the classic traditional painting, clearly showcasing Emperor Qian Long as the pioneer to these illustrated jades.

Emperor Qian Long’s stringent demand and standards

Unlike other stones, jade production requires a laborious grinding process with its exceptional hardness and toughness.

Emperor Qian Long’s demands for jade carvings to portray elegance and details like a painting presented a special technical challenge—to create the same effects on hard stone as brushwork on paper.

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Nevertheless, by Qian Long’s time and with millennia of history behind it, the art of jade production was equipped with advanced tools that made it possible to use incisive cuts and multilayered reliefs to imitate the rhythmic brushstrokes of a painting. 

Master David reveals the Secrets of Emperor Qian Long’s Jadeite Mountain

Many are curious about the Imperial Feng Shui significance behind Emperor Qian Long’s jadeite mountains.

The Qian Long Jadeite Mountain was created by Emperor Qian Long’s team of Imperial Feng Shui masters to overcome the challenges of building the Imperial palace near an auspicious landform.

In the construction of Chinese palaces, it is not always practical to site a palace near mountainous regions to tap on the auspicious energy of metal mountain formation. Hence Emperor Qian Long’s team of Imperial Feng Shui masters devised an intelligent and effective solution – the Qian Long Jadeite Mountain – to bring wealth and prosperity to the regime.

Imperial Harvest Qian Long’s Jadeite Mountain

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While it's impossible to be surrounded by such auspicious landform features as we live in an urban city such as Singapore, Master David’s utmost dedication to his clients is reflected in the launch of Imperial Harvest Qian Long Jadeite Mountain.

The Qian Long Jadeite Mountain is the result of 4 years of intensive research and development to ensure our clients enjoy the same quality of Imperial Feng Shui treasure owned by Emperor Qian Long. 



Three Different Elements of Qian Long Jadeite Mountain 

This collection consists of three mountain structures (Metal, Earth and Wood) to suit different needs and aspirations.

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Here are 3 reasons why you need the Qian Long Jadeite Mountain: 

1. Attract Powerful Benefactors

Attract powerful benefactors

Benefactors are people who provide us with advice and guidance to embark on the path of least resistance to achieve financial and relationship success. They usually appear at strategic moments to guide us through challenges and obstacles, while also inspiring us with new business and investment ideas to accomplish breakthrough results in our ventures and investment returns. To put it simply, benefactor support brings us opportunities, wealth and success. 

Recommendation: Qian Long Jadeite Earth Mountain 

Qian Long Earth Mountain

Earth mountain empowers you with strategic benefactors to help you rise to the top of the corporate ladder. 

2.Optimise the influx of wealth

Optimise the influx of wealth

Inspired by Qian Long’s personal Jadeite mountain Feng Shui collection, Master David specially designed the Metal Mountain (金山) to optimise the influx of wealth and success.

Metal mountain refers to a mountain with a round top, and is deemed as one of the most powerful wealth creation mountain features that can bring a tremendous amount of wealth and benefactor support. 

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Recommendation: Qian Long Jadeite Metal Mountain

Qian Long Metal Mountain

Metal mountain produces immense amount of career, business and investment wealth

3. Attract business opportunities and boost academic achievements

Attract business opportunities and academic achievements

To become a successful business owner, you need to be innovative and constantly be on the lookout for golden opportunities to take your business to the next level. The Qian Long Jadeite Wood Mountain provides strategic business and career inspirations, making it the most powerful Imperial Feng Shui treasure for business owners.

Wood mountain refers to a mountain with a conical top. In Chinese, it is known as 贪狼星 (Greedy Wolf Star). It is also ideal for raising children with high scholastic achievements.

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Recommendation: Qian Long Jadeite Wood Mountain 

Qian Long Jadeite Wood Mountain

Wood mountain provides strategic business and career inspirations and academic breakthrough.

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