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A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE OPENWORK THUMB RING
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The sides are well carved in openwork with a chilong grasping a lingzhi sprig in its jaws confronting a mythical beast while striding amidst clouds. The semi-translucent stone is of even white tone.
1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm.) high, box
Provenance
Christie's Hong Kong, 17 January 1989, lot 905.
Literature
Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 57, no. 31.
Exhibited
Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Kredietbank Gallery, Brussels, 25 October - 17 December 1995; Kredietbank Luxembourg, 1 February - 13 April 1996, no. 31.

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