Hei-Chi, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, p. 199.
This piece is notable for the intricately carved figure in the form of the pebble to avoid any wastage of the precious stone. For a carving of a goose carrying a lotus reed in it mouth and accompanied by its young, see one included in the exhibition Exquisite Jade Carving, The University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 98; and another, but without a lotus, illustrated in Tianjin shi yishu bowiguan cang yu, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 172.
Compare also a figure of a duck similarly formed in the shape of the pebble and holding a branch of waterweed in its beak, included in the exhibition Jades From China, Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, 1994, cat. no. 304; and another holding a peony branch, in the Victor Shaw collection, included in the exhibition Chinese Jades from Han to Ch'ing, Asia House Gallery, New York, 1980, cat. no. 86.
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