CHINESE CHILDS ARCHERS RING
CHINESE CHILDS ARCHERS RING

CHINESE CHILDS ARCHERS RING

07-600

Regular price $75.00 Sale

17th-18th century. Made for the sons of respected warriors and evidently used only for funerary purposes. Laboriously carved from natural jade as were those worn by adults. This example gray/green and fitting a mans small finger indicative of a child of about eight years of age. Excellent condition as expected. A macabre reminder of the staggering infant and child mortality rate of those times and in a tradition related to the Japanese boys day weapons. Same form but a little larger and narrower. Probably made for a child of 1-2 years age