Chinese jade bead carving depicting a recumbent lion or mythical beast. Predominantly of an opaque honey-colored brown with russet and dark celadon areas. With a bore hole through the center. With a carved wooden stand.
Provenance: Private Minneapolis Collection - collected in China prior to 1985.Length: 1 1/2 in x width: 1/2 in x depth: 3/4 in. Weight: 13.86 grams.
There is one small area along a back thigh where the stone is rough and possibly chipped. Very light wear throughout including possible minute chips along the face, only noticeable under close inspection. Light wear to the stand.
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