A similarly carved waterpot, also inscribed with a poetic inscription by the Qianlong Emperor, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Scholar’s Paraphernalia. Classics of the Forbidden City, Beijing, 2009, pl. 231; a celadon jade example lacking the inscription and carved with two dragons and a chilong, from the collection of Mr and Mrs Djahanguir Riahi, was sold in our Paris rooms, 22nd June 2017, lot 3; and a smaller one was sold in these rooms, 3rd October 2018, lot 3350. See also one carved entirely with dragons among waves and clouds, sold at Christie’s New York, 22nd/23rd March 2012, lot 1862.
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