Chinese carved jade fish. Black to dark brown inclusions visible along one side; the other side with slightly translucent grayish-green jade. Form and Carving style suggest a Ming Date. With fine incised lines throughout. The careful carving of the fish with one side brown and the other green may be trying to emulate a cooked fish.
Provenance: Private Minneapolis Collection - collected in China prior to 1985.Length: 4 in x width: 1 1/2 in x depth: 3/4 in. Weight: 67.48 grams.
Light wear throughout, especially along the head of the fish. Scratches and minute losses/chips throughout, possibly natural to the formation of the stone. There is a hole along the top near the dorsal fin, likely for a cord or chain. Sharpie numbers written along the underside.
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