A tianhuang 'landscape' soapstone carving
Qianlong incised six-character mark and of the period
The bright and deep orange-coloured stone finely worked in detail, one side intricately carved with a wondrous scene of a rocky landscape scene, with a tower in the distance, a path leading downwards to another small four-post pavilion, a fisherman steering a sampan on raging waves at the bottom, all encapsulated within misty clouds cleverly represented by natural inclusions, the reverse with a twelve-character inscription followed by two incised seal marks, together with another incised six-character seal mark.
6.2cm high. (106g)