A Pale Celadon Jade Double-Gourd-Shaped Brushwasher

 A Pale Celadon Jade Double-Gourd-Shaped Brushwasher

Qing Dynasty
Length: 20.3cm

Finely carved in high relief and openwork with a WAN symbol attached to a knotted sash with fluttering ribbons tied around the mid-section of the double-gourd receptacle surrounded by gnarled branches growing large leaves and curly vines, the sash securing sprays of LING ZHI and nandin on the underside, with a bat perched on the mouth rim of the washer, the stone of very pale celadon tone mottled with some opaque inclusions.