A Pale Celadon Jade Square Bowl

A Pale Celadon Jade Square Bowl

Qing Dynasty
Width: 10.5cm

The square bowl formed with tapering sides, each facet carved in high relief with two of the Eight Taoist Immortals progressing across a sea of turbulent waves, all below scrolling clouds, the interior rim of the bowl with a central bar connecting two sides, around which coils a sinuous scaly dragon clutching a 'flaming pearl' in its clawed paw, the semi-translucent stone of a pale celadon tone suffused with flecks of russet highlighting the high-relief carving.