Later Qing dynasty jade ewer available for £75,000 from Priestley & Ferraro.

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The style of carving emphasises the character of the stone and its flaws rather than its quality as understood by carvers of the later Qing dynasty.

Strong and bold in design, cu da ming jades were made to be used and not for decoration.

Formerly in the collection of Blair Castle in Scotland, this 8¼in (21cm) jade is for sale with an asking price of £75,000 from Priestley & Ferraro in St James’s, London.