A Celadon Jade Ink Palette

 A Celadon Jade Ink Palette

Qing Dynasty
Length: 15.4cm

Of flattened gourd form, well carved in high relief on the inturned rim of the palette with a dragon emerging from billowing clouds in pursuit of "flaming pearl" positioned above a small depression for containing water, the stylized clouds continuing to the underside of the vessel, the semi-translucent stone of an even celadon tone.