Likely archaic Chinese jade fish pendant. With incised eyes and fins, a pierced mouth, and a tail with slanting sharpened edge and point. The thin pendant of a dark green celadon-colored mottled stone with russet inclusions; slightly translucent. The pendant bears strong resemblances to examples from the Shang and Western Zhou dynasties. The polish, form, and patina all suggest archaic dating.
Provenance: Private Minneapolis Collection - collected in China prior to 1985.Length: 4 1/4 in x width: 3/4 in. Weight: 7.77 grams.
Light wear throughout. No major chips, cracks, losses, or restorations. Sharpie inscription along one side near the fin.
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