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18th Century Chinese Jade Archer's Ring

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Hand carved of vibrant red jadeite, known as konpi, this 18th century archer's ring was likely once worn by a gentleman-scholar in northern China. Traditionally, Chinese archers wore these rings to protect their thumbs while drawing a bowstring. Over time, these jade rings became fashion accessories and a decorative display of status. This stunning jadeite ring, hued with rich crimson currents due to iron oxide deposits, has been recently lined with sterling silver by a contemporary artisan, adding a modern finish and narrowing the interior diameter to ring size 9.5. All jewelry is final sale. No refunds or exchanges.

Details

  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1750
  • Period
    Mid-18th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 1 in. x Dm 1.25 in.H 2.54 cm x Dm 3.18 cm
  • Diameter
    1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    CGC001B
  • Reference Number
    LU820012931831
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