Title: A finely carved white jade mandarin duck group
Period: 18/19th century
Dimensions: H 10.7cm x W 18.1cm x D 5.4cm (H 14.8cm on stand)
Superbly carved with a slightly flattened bodies with angular sides, standing on webbed feet. The larger duck has its head turned backwards, its angular beak is holding a leafy peony spray rendered in openwork as does the baby duck flanking it to the right hand side. The wings are decorated in low relief with tiered feathers covering both sides of the birds. The stone is of even tone with slight speckling of grey. Seated on its original, finely carved hardwood stand.