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A stunning antique late Qing dynasty (19th Century) genuine jadeite jade saddle ring. This ring is a special piece and placing it in context in the late 19th Century would have been owned only by an official or other exceptionally wealthy individual. It's easy to lose sight of this in the present day with the proliferation of treated jadeite on the market and newly carved jade. The jade in this ring is highly translucent all around and in places semi transparent which is exceedingly rare for this gemstone. It has a lovely polish throughout. The color is delicate, sophisticated and vibrant ranging from the fresh leaf green on the peaches to the mottled greyish white which is in some places quite transparent. It depicts a chi tiger and peaches. The peaches are symbolic of a long life whilst the chi tiger is a mythological animal depicted in Chinese culture for several thousand years. This ring feels lovely to hold or to wear. It sounds like a subjective thing to say about this piece but it really is quite noticeable in person. It has lovely energy. It is a size 10 3/4 US. This beautiful antique ring weighs 11.6 grams. Some measurements of the ring are as follows.The width of the shank at the back is approximately 7/16" (11.2mm), Rise above the finger is approximately 3/8" (9.5mm).

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Antique Jadeite JADE Saddle Ring Qing Dynasty

Estimate $3,000 - $3,600Feb 1, 2019