See a similar example, of a slightly smaller size, from the imperial gardens in the Forbidden City, Beijing (fig. 1), illustrated in David Ren, The Imperial Rocks, Hong Kong, 2000, pp. 96-97, no. 27. The petrified wood inscribed with a date in accordance with 31st year of Qianlong (1766), with a marble base carved with scrolling floral motifs at the bottom not dissimilar to the present example.
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