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Chinese carved white jade figural group depicting two boys, possibly twins, seated with musical instruments. 2 3/8″W x 1 1/2″H. Qing dynasty. Provenance: the estate of Mrs. Adna Godfrey Wilde, Jr. (Sara Joan Wilde), Colorado Springs, CO. Note: Mrs. Wilde (originally from Nashville) and her husband, Lt. Col. Adna Godfrey Wilde, Jr., traveled in Asia extensively circa 1945-1950 while he served as an aide de camp to General Edward Malory Almond in Tokyo and Korea (Almond was Chief of Staff, Far East Command, to General MacArthur). In 1957, the couple moved to Europe when Lt. Col. Wilde was assigned as Protocol Chief of the Visitors Bureau Section of the Berlin Command under Gen. Barksdale Hamlett. In 1969 Lt. Col. Wilde returned to Asia to work in Saigon with the Research and Analysis Division, working closely with General Westmoreland. After leaving the army, he worked as director of the Pioneers Museum in Colorado Springs and executive director of the American Numismatic Association (and later served multiple roles on its board of directors, including President, and served as an instructor). In this capacity he and Mrs. Wilde traveled the world, collecting art and antiques, with a particular emphasis on Asian decorative arts. Condition: Overall very good condition.