A STRING OF YELLOW JADE AND CARVED FRUIT KERNEL BEADS, DUOBAOCHUAN
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The string comprises five yellow jade beads, with the largest carved as a seated mythical beast with its fur detailed as archaistic c-scrolls. The bottom of the beast is inscribed with a bao character in seal script. The other jade beads are carved as bi discs with various archaistic designs. Each jade bead is separated by a circular fruit kernel carved with figures.
The largest carving, 1 1/8 in. (3 cm.) high
The Dizang Studio Collection, Taipei, acquired between 1970 and 1990.