Group of two Chinese jade archer's rings. The white ring with a simple carving of a plant along the bottom and a sticker from Ming's, a Chinese antique shop in Minneapolis that closed in the 1980s. The green ring of a lovely green and russet coloration. Both rings are lovely examples and likely from the early 19th century.
Provenance: Private Minneapolis Collection - collected in China prior to 1985.Each; height: 1 in x diameter: 1 1/8 in. Pale jade interior diameter: 3/4 in. Darker jade interior diameter: 7/8 in. Pale jade weight: 19.66 grams. Darker jade weight: 25.54 grams.
Both jades are free from major losses, cracks, or restorations. Very minute chips along the extreme edges of the darker jade; only noticeable upon close inspection and touch. There is at least one minute chip to the edge of the lighter jade. Losses to the pigment of the lighter jade. Sharpie inscription and stickers affixed along the interior of the lighter jade: please note that the areas underneath the stickers have not been inspected.
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