China, 1912-1949. In the shape of a tiger, the cover carved in relief with the animal's snout and paws, with a poem dated to the summer 1778 in gilt to the inside, the tray’s interior carved with a bat carrying a string of cash. The stone of an intense, striking blue hue amid veins in various shades of gray beneath glimmering mica flecks, with two large gray inclusions.
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear, the stone with few natural fissures. Fine polish with an unctuous feel overall.
Provenance: A notable private collector in Kensington, London, United Kingdom, acquired from a private Scottish collection.
Weight: 616 g
Dimensions: Length 14 cm
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