Height: 3 in (7.4 cm)
Diameter: 3 in (7.6 cm)
A small white jar with a five-color overlay (blue, red, green, pink and amber), carved with two roosters, a cat and butterfly, rockwork, bamboo and plum blossoms emerging from a vase. The mouth and foot rim lined with a brown overlay. Together with a finely carved openwork jadeite replacement cover.
The rooster on a rock carries wishes of good fortune at home while the cat associated with the butterfly means “May you live well into your eighties.” See Bartholomew (2006), 5.31.4, 7.6.1 and 7.8.1.
Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection (2009), cat. no. 60
(Hard cover catalogue, 64 glass artworks, 64 pp, full color illustrations, English text and Chinese captions. Catalogue available for purchase, $45 including domestic shipping, $55 international. The catalogue can also be viewed online in pdf format. Please contact us or visit our "exhibitions" page for more information.)