A jade cup

Ming dynasty jade cup
Ming dynasty jade cup
Ming dynasty jade cup
Ming dynasty jade cup

CJ1822

Ming dynasty
Length: 3 3/4 in, 9.5 cm

in the form of half a loquat fruit, forming the vessel, supported on a twisting leafy stem, forming the foot, from which two small fruits worked with diaper patterns issue. A chilong with a bifid tail is perched on the side of the vessel. The semi-translucent jade is a pale celadon-green tone with oatmeal markings.