London, South Kensington
16 May 2014
A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE ARCHER'S RING
It is carved in low relief with wisteria on a rock beside waves, with a prunus tree and rocks highlighted with the russet skin. The stone is of a white tone with russet inclusions.
1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) diam.
Purchased in London prior to 1994.
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