Russet White Jade Carving Of Swan

Qing Dynasty 18th/19th century
Jade
China
L: 5cm

The recumbent beast is carved in the round as a mythical beast resting on its paws, its head turned completely to face its back. The beast has bulging eyes, a horn and a ribbed chest. Its tail is parted on either side of its knobby backbone and there are ames on the haunches, the jade is of an even white tone.

• Similar example are in The Robert Youngman Collection.

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