A Large Pale Celadon Jade Boulder

Qianlong period, Qing Dynasty
Height: 23.4cm

Exquisitely carved in high relief with SHOULAO carrying a peach in his hand, followed by two assistants balancing a jade musical stone suspended from a branch, climbing a mountain path towards a pavilion near the summit, the reverse with a deer under a pine tree on a rocky outcrop above a small waterfall, all set within a mountainous landscape, the rockwork rendered in varying layers of relief, the stone of celadon tone with areas of amber inclusions highlighting the carving.