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Lot 28: Rare Chinese White Jade And Yellow Russet Skin

Winter Assemblage No Reserves And 25% Value Start Price

by Pangaea Auctions

December 10, 2016

Carson City, NV, USA

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  • Rare Chinese White Jade And Yellow Russet Skin
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Description: Rare Chinese White Jade And Yellow Russet Skin Archer's Thumb Ring, Yuan dynasty 1271Ð1368. This Magnificent Ring Design Reflects The Mongolian Influence Of The Period. A thumb ring is a piece of equipment designed to protect the thumb during archery. This is a ring of leather, stone, horn, wood, ivory, metal, ceramics, plastic, or glass which fits over the end of the thumb, coming to rest at the outer edge of the outer joint. Typically a flat area extends from the ring to protect the pad of the thumb from the bowstring; this may be supplemented by a leather extension. When drawing a bow using a thumb draw, the thumb is hooked around the bowstring just beneath the arrow and its grip reinforced with the first, sometimes second finger. The bowstring rests against the inner pad of the archer's thumb and the thumb ring protects the skin. The bowstring rests against the flat of the ring when the bow is drawn. This technique is referred to as the "Mongolian Release" or the "Mongolian Draw". Provenance: The Chen Collection, New York. Estimated more than 200 yrs old. (Pangaea Auctions) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

Condition Report: Good

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