Carved with pale green tone jade, the ring has a symmetrical design on both sides with motif of six low relief toads. Toad is the first stage of frog which is believed a typical motif of Xia Dynasty. The turquoise frogs shown here are unearthed from the Er-li Tou site of Xia Dynasty.
- quality of jade: 7
- rareness: 9
- historical and cultural significance: 9
- workmanship: 7
- size: 3
- condition: 10
Qing Dynasty Jadeite Ring, Diameter 3.5cm, H. 2.2cm
Carved with green tone jadeite, the ring which is the object wearing on the right thumb when pulling the string of bow has low relief auspicious motifs of fish, lotus leaf and yu-i. That the ring in later time most often used as an object of evidences of marriage and engagement may be derived the significance of the holding of the bow to imply the bond together between man and woman.