London, South Kensington
15 May 2009
A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE MELON GROUP, QIANLONG (1736-1795)
carved and pierced in pebble form with growing melon fruits hanging from the vine, surrounded by a butterfly and wide flat vine leaves -- 2 1/8in. (5.4cm.) wide.
S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. D85, p. 165.
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