21 March 2013
A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'MELON' PENDANT
The pendant is carved on one side from the white area of the stone as two melons borne on a leafy stem pendent above a butterfly, and on the convex reverse with large leaves highlighted by the russet color in the stone, which is further emphasized by a higher polish.
2 in. (5.1 cm.) long, cord with glass beads
Lizzadro Collection, Chicago, Illinois, acquired prior to 1960.
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