Jade Ring Certified Untreated Hand Carved Vignette Setting, circa 1910 For Sale
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Jade Ring Certified Untreated Hand Carved Vignette Setting, circa 1910

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What a stunning work of art, this ring. The hand-carved shoulders of this circa 1910 Chinese silver ring depict on one side two figures in a sampan, a long, flat-bottomed wooden boat, and on the verso a figure riding a donkey. Structures and trees are also depicted, every detail carved with impeccable skill. Donkeys have several different meanings in Chinese culture. In rural China, which this ring appears to depict in its scenic representations, they are often associated with the less-well-off population, the worker, surviving meal-to-meal, day-to-day. I have owned this ring for many years and have always felt that it had been made not for the export market but rather for an ordinary working man to wear every day. Jade was and remains important in the Chinese culture; having a piece of jade is believed to bring health, prosperity and above all, transcendent beauty into one's life. The magnificent apple green double cabochon measures 17.7 mm x 13.1 mm and like all fine jade, it changes throughout the day, like the weather in a temperamental climate. The range of tones it displays is captured in the images, which are all un-retouched and taken in natural light. From light and bright to brooding and moody, this extraordinary ring exemplifies the unique qualities that make jadeite so compelling. Currently a size 10 ½, this ring could be resized by your local jeweler.

Details

  • Metal
  • Stone
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Excellent condition. Minor wear to the engraving work. Cabochon without any cracks, chips or damage.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    W 0.88 in. x D 1.15 in.W 22.21 mm x D 29.19 mm
  • Length
    1.15 in. (29.19 mm)
  • Weight
    12.38 g
  • Seller Location
    Southbury, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU158918091282
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About the Seller

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Located in Southbury, CT
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