A CARVED WHITE JADE THUMB RING
A CARVED WHITE JADE THUMB RING
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A CARVED WHITE JADE THUMB RING

18TH-19TH CENTURY

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A CARVED WHITE JADE THUMB RING
18TH-19TH CENTURY
One side is carved with a pavilion next to a pine tree growing from the side of a mountain, and the reverse with a poetic inscription followed by a Zigang signature. The semi-translucent stone is of even white color.
1 ¼ in. (3.2 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978) Collection.

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Rufus Chen (陳嘉安)
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Lot Essay


This finely carved white thumb ring bears the signature of Lu Zigang, the famous sixteenth-century Suzhou jade carver. As here, the jade works bearing his signature characteristically exhibit low-relief carving of calligraphic inscriptions paired with motifs common to literati painting.

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