1833
1833
AN INSCRIBED JADE THUMBRING WITH IMPERIAL POEM

YUZHI MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG

Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 860,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
1833
AN INSCRIBED JADE THUMBRING WITH IMPERIAL POEM

YUZHI MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG

Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 860,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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AN INSCRIBED JADE THUMBRING WITH IMPERIAL POEM

YUZHI MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG

the tubular ring with a slightly bevelled top and a rounded base, carved in intaglio on the exterior with an imperial poem, followed by the characters Qianlong yuzhi ('by the Imperial Command of the Qianlong Emperor') and the qian trigram seal, all between key-fret borders, the opaque white stone with areas of caramel tone and natural white surface patina


Quantity: 1
2.9 cm., 1 1/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

Translation of the Chinese poem:

As with horn and ivory carvings, passed down from ancient times;
looking again in appreciation of this piece of beautiful jade.
Its interior is hollowed;
the exterior, carved like the fullness of the moon.
How can this be worn just as a ring,
when it can also be used in archery.
Anyone wearing this, will be sure to attain their target;
what a magnificently perfect combination.

See a similar thumbring inscribed with the same poem between key-fret bands sold in Christie's Hong Kong, 27th May 2008, lot 1534.

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