Sunday, May 26, 2013


Period: Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911).
Date: 18th to 19th century.
Medium: Nephrite jade.
Colour: Celadon and russet.
Demensions: H. 17 cm.; L. 23.5 cm.; D. 8 cm.

The large piece of nephrite jade has been carved to look like a hollow pine log.  The front displays pine trees, their roots clinging to the surface, with vines hanging off them.  A sage, with his attendant carrying a musical instrument, shelters under the trees.