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    Sale 2267

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 427

    A FINELY CARVED PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE THUMB RING

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

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    A FINELY CARVED PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE THUMB RING
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Carved in shallow relief with a sage holding a staff standing under a blossoming plum tree and looking off toward the distant hilly landscape, the translucent stone of even pale greenish-white tone
    1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm.) high


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    The scene carved on this thumb ring suggests the expression Ta xue xun mei (Noblemen and scholars writing poetry inspired by nature).

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    This lot is offered without reserve.