Nephrite, calcified light-grey with darker grey veins, the bottle of squared form with scalloped edges, resting on a quatrefoil base, carved in low relief with a branch of prunus with calligraphy above. The poem is translated as reading: ‘The Shadow of the fallen flower in the water looks elusive, The Spring wind will blow and bring the first blossom of Southern China.’ Possibly made in Imperial Palace, Beijing, 1750-1820 Height:5.5cm Stopper: coral on a glass imitating jade collar