The deep vessel is naturalistically carved as a large open lotus leaf borne on a stem that issues from the center of the base and is ending at the upper rim in arrangement with further stems that bear smaller lotus flowers and grasses, which extend around the sides and up towards the rim as well. Inside the undulated vessel we see a frog in an attentive posture and with bulging eyes.
Dimensions: length is 14.5 cm, height is 4 cm
Weight: 495.6 grams
Condition: very good condition with some miniscule natural flaws in the mineral
Provenance: American private Museum collection
Auction results comparison: Christie’s, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (Parts I & II), New York, 22 - 23 March 2012, lot 1947 (for a green jadeite frog and lotus brush washer) or Sotheby’s, IMPORTANT CHINESE ART, London, 11 November 2015, lot 50 (for a comparable Lotus washer with a crab and frog).
尺寸：長14.5 厘米, 高 4 厘米