A White Jade Vase and Cover


Qianlong period, Qing Dynasty
Height: 28.5cm

Of flattened pear shape, exquisitely carved in relief on one side with two deer beneath the spreading branches of a tree, and on the reverse with a pair of cranes perched on rockwork over a flowing river, shaded by a lush pine tree, the tree branches extending up the neck and around the sides, flanked by a pair of winged mythical beast loop handles suspending loose rings, the domed cover and finial with foliate motif, the stone of a creamy white tone with tiny areas of russet inclusions.