Exquisite Jade Carving, The University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 207B.
Hei-Chi, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, p. 213.
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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