It is rare to find a jadeite figure of such large proportions and fine stone quality. The natural variegation of the colours in the stone has been skilfully utilised to render different areas of the design, including the rich reddish-brown lingzhi head, and the brilliant apple-green clouds. Similarly carved figures include a figure of Guanyin, illustrated in Stanley Charles Nott, Voices from the Flowery Kingdom, New York, 1947, pl. LXXIV; and another sold in these rooms, 29th October 2001, lot 719, and sold again at Christie’s New York, 24th/25th March 2011, lot 1515. Compare also a figure of Magu holding a jia wine vessel, in the National Museum of History, Taipei, illustrated in The Jade Carving of the Ch’ing Dynasty, Taipei, 1990, pp. 108-109.