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One jade archer's ring and two agarwood (Chenxiang Powder) archer's rings from the 18th - 19th century.

1. Jade archer's ring is white with black mottling on the flat facade of the ring. Dimensions are 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Ring size is 10 1/2.

2. Agarwood ring with interior horn lining. Ring is carved with a landscape including people. Dimensions are 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Ring size 8.

3. Agarwood ring carved with characters on the band. Dimensions are 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Ring size is 5 1/2. All measurements are approximate.

Provenance: From The Crawford Collection, exhibited in The Public Library and Art Museum in London, Ontario from 1960s to 1980s. Dr. Wallace Crawford (Gao Wenming) was a Canadian doctor specializing in leprosy. A devout Christian, he was sent by a Canadian Methodist church to China in 1907 as a medical missionary.
In 1930, Dr. Crawford was associated with the West China Union Medical University and established the first Leper Hospital in southwest China. While in China, he built seven hospitals and one other institution. He received several medals and decorations from the Chinese government for his work. He remained in China for 43 years until he was forced to leave in 1950.

High resolution images can be found at: https://file.ac/UBqCf5rkMfs/


1. It is in good condition.
2. It has one chip and some cracks in the agarwood and one small chip in the horn.
3. It is in good condition.

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1 Jade & 2 Chenxiang Powder Archer Rings,18-19th C

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Mar 19, 2017