From my personal collection. I was given this piece by an “old flame” whose family was in the antiques business, while he was growing up and he subsequently was stationed in Southeast Asia during the Viet Nam war. When he was over there, he obtained this tomb jade. How or where I am not certain. He had this piece of what he called “tomb jade” made into a pendant by a local designer in 14K gold, as a token of the seriousness of our relationship. This was around 1973 or 1974. Long story short and too much drama/information, we both moved on. He had an extremely high regard for this piece and kept talking about how valuable it was, but alas, I do not have anything to substantiate his insistence and the provenance. It is quite heavy weighing in at 25 grams with gold, but I wore it on a longer gold chain and it was a nice weight. Evidence of a hole in the top of his head as well as the bottom of feet where the gold was inserted to stabilize him. I have seen this in actual netsukes. He has a great smiling face and his left hand extends out from his robe on to his chest. There is evidence of brown mottling in places: on his right side and top of the head. He stands 1-7/16 inches tall approximately. Excellent condition.
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