A Celadon Jade Box and Cover

 A Celadon Jade Box and Cover

Qing Dynasty
Length: 17.3cm

It is carved in the shape of a QIN, with the strings on the top of the cover, partially obscured by a cloth scattered with butterflies and brocade balls of flowers on an interlocking fret pattern, secured to the musical instrument with a fluttering ribbon, the stone of an even sea-green tone.