26 March 2010
A FINE WHITE JADE THUMB RING
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
Finely carved in low relief in the russet area of the stone with a man greeting a group of figures standing beside a pavilion, inscribed on the wall, xi qin fang you, 'taking the qin to visit a friend', the stone an even white tone with some russet and pale white inclusions
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) high
Carola Warburg Rothschild, New York.
J. J. Lally, New York.
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 17 November 1988, lot 476.
Alan & Simone Hartman Collection, no. 1143.
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