A Celadon Jade Sampan


Qing Dynasty
Length: 21.8cm

Well carved as a fishing boat riding across crested waves steered by a helmsman in an alert attitude at the stern, beside another figure brewing tea, while a small boy at the bow hauls up a fishing net, the awning finely detailed with a net strewn across the woven rattan and with a basket hanging from the stern, the stone of a soft celadon tone mottled with areas of opacity.