A large white jade 'finger citron'
Mid Qing dynasty
Naturalistically worked as a cluster of two finger citrons, the natural texture of the fruit captured by the subtle surface bumps and glossy polish of the stone, the larger fruit towering above the smaller, both with elongated thick tendrils with curled ends, all issuing from an openwork of gnarled branches bearing further large lobed leaves worked in high relief, a lone pheasant sitting on a stalk with its head back-turned, the stone pale green with slight light brown russet stains, stand.
19.7cm high. (2).