A White Jade Peach-Shaped Water-Coupe

 A White Jade Peach-Shaped Water-Coupe

Qianlong period, Qing Dynasty
Across: 16.5cm

Exquisitely carved in the form of a peach, supported on a thick knotted branch bearing clusters of slender leaves enveloping the sides of the vessel, with a large bat resting on one end beside a large spray of lingzhi, and another smaller bat on the opposite side suspending a tasselled wan symbol from its mouth, the semi-translucent stone of creamy white tone with areas of russet inclusions.