An archaic jade ring (huan), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 4th-3rd Century B.C. Diameter 2 5⁄8 inches (6.7 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York

finely carved in relief on both sides with tiny comma-spiral shape ‘sprouting grain’ between narrow wedge-shape borders, the surface polished to a high gloss, the olive green translucent stone with dark brown mottling, with encrusted remains of cinnabar and earth from burial.

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