A rare and highly interesting Chinese jade carving in white jade, likely dating to the late Ming - Early Qing Dynasty, 16th.-18th. century.
The carving depicts a mythical beast, carved openwork with splendid details in white jade.
Interestingly the jade depicts a 'phallic' animal - with it's head carved as the head of the mal ...click for details
FINELY CARVED AND POLISHED CHINESE JADE VESSEL, ARCHAIC STYLE, 19TH/20TH. CENTURY AD.
The vessel - a jug or a destiller (pourer) is carved in the finest archaic style of the Han or Warring states period with a dragin head and the handle and a finely incised line at the edge of the vessel. ...click for details