19th century Of circular form, the domed cover with raised central section, pierced and crisply carved with a dense design of roses in full bloom and scrolling leafy stems. 9.5cm (3.3/4in) diam.
Provenance: a European private collection and thence by descent
Compare a larger similarly carved spinach-green jade pomander box and cover from the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Jadeware (II), Beijing, 2008, pl.248. For another similarly-carved example but larger and with handles, Qianlong, in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, see J.C.S. Lin, The Immortal Stone: Chinese Jades from the Neolithic Period to the Twentieth Century, London, 2009, pl.85.