A WHITE JADE CARVED TOAD
Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
The toad is shown standing on its four webbed feet, its rear left leg slightly extended. Its eyes standing curiously on the top of its head looking as though it has spotted its pray. Its bulging chest resting on its two front feet.
Its skin thick and knobbly with a central soft back bone following its stance.
To the underside careful attention has been paid by the carver to highlight the webbed feet and tips of the toes.
The stone is of flawless white tone.
Length: 5.7 cm, 2 1⁄4 ̋ Inches
Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong September 1954
A deceased English private collection 1954 - 2019