Chinese jade carving of a meiran or maiden holding a fan. Her other hand reaches behind to guide the young attendant beside her. On a carved and pierced wooden stand.Stand; height: 1 in x width: 3 1/4 in x depth: 2 in. Jade; height: 7 in x width: 4 in x depth: 1 3/4 in.
Wear throughout. Dust has collected in the recessed areas but can be cleaned. Throughout the item, there are natural lines visible as expected; along the natural lines, there are discoloration as shown in the listing image. There is a loss to the fabric carving to left of the larger female figure. There is a crack on the back of the shorter female's head. There is a crack along the right shoulder of the smaller female figure. There is restoration to the hair accessory of the larger female figure and lines of restoration along the back of the neck. There is a minute chip to the left bottom corner near the smaller female's foot. There is an inscription along the bottom of the sculpture. Throughout the underside of the base there is adhesive residue; please see listing image. Along the top, there is wear to the finish. There is wear throughout the base as expected from age.
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