A White and Russet Jade "Makara" Vase

Qing Dynasty
Height: 26.7cm

Superbly carved as the mythical fish-like dragon leaping from waves taken from russet-enhanced inclusions of the crystalline stone, the fins and scales finely detailed, the mouth of the beast forming the rim of the vessel, with a "flaming pearl" to one side supported by scrolling clouds rising from the waves.