Grey green and bright green jade, rind of boulder remains on left side and bottom. Lady with deer. One of a pair (C676 and C677). On ivory plaque on a teakwood stand. C676 and C677 are from same boulder of jade. Probably a wedding gift with meaning of good wishes (ju-i), prosperity(deer) and long life (fungus and pine).
Purchased from Wanamaker's Department Store; subscription of Eldridge R. Johnson
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Chinese Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Feb 1986 - Sep 1987)
[Article] Fernald, H. E. 1928. The George Byron Gordon Memorial Collection of Chinese Objects in Jade, Crystal, Lapis Lazuli and Coral. The Museum Journal. Volume XIX (No. 1): 35-71. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 51