2038
2038
A WHITE JADE THUMBRING
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2038
A WHITE JADE THUMBRING
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A WHITE JADE THUMBRING
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the evenly white translucent stone, carved in low-relief with a continuous landscape with a crane carrying 'arrows' flying over the sea towards a pavilion with a large arrow vase filled with arrows on the balcony, inscribed on one side with shou tian hai wu (may you have a long life)
3.2 cm., 1 1/4 in.
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Exhibited

Exquisite Jade Carving, The University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 207B.

Literature

Hei-Chi, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, p. 213.

Catalogue Note

Further examples of rings decorated in relief with various scenes and inscription include three in the Qing Court collection and still in Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Jadeware (III), Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 187; two included in the exhibition Chinese Jades from Han to Ch'ing, Asia House Gallery, New York, 1980, cat. nos. 225-7; one in the Kirknorton collection, published in Brian Morgan, Naturalism and Archaism. Chinese Jades from the Kirknorton Collection, London, 1995, pl. 77; and a fourth example, in the British Museum, London, illustrated in Chinese Jade, London, 1995, pl. 25:37.

This type of ring is derived from the archer's ring that would have been standard equipment for the nomadic Manchus.

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