PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A MOTTLED GREY AND WHITE JADE THUMB RING
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
carved around the exterior with two sinuous stylised dragons, together with two small bats in flight, the stone of a variegated dark-grey colour
Width 3.5 cm, 1⅜ in
The thumbring has a natural hairline fissure running up the interior and exterior sides and over the rims.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."