A very wonderful nephrite spinach jade brush washer from the Qing dynasty. An elegant and wonderfully cupped lotus leaf design that is shaped to be a butterfly. Wonderful translucence and beautifully formed, this is sure to be a wonderful addition to any serious collector of jade and scholar objects de' art that graces the studio or home. This brush-washer is from the mid to late Qing dynasty. Such a dating is difficult to be absolutely certain, but it is certain to date well before 1900. The size is 4.5" x 3.5" x 1 3/8" high (11.5 cm x 8.6 x 3.4 cm high).