A slightly larger vase carved with a similar motif, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum. Jade, vol. 10, Qing Dynasty, Beijing, 2011, pl. 37; one carved with flowering peach sprigs, from the Yongshougong collection, included in the exhibition A Romance with Jade, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 53, was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29th September 1992, lot 816, and again in our Hong Kong rooms, 10th April 2006, lot 1516; a slightly smaller yellow jade example carved with the ‘Three Friends of Winter’, from the collection of Georges de Menasce and Sir John Woolf, was included in the exhibition The Woolf Collection of Chinese Jade, Sotheby’s London, 2013, cat. no. 1; and another also with a crane, from the collections of Dr Cheng Te-k’un and Alan and Roger Pilkington, was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 6th April 2016, lot 66.
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