Lot 3744. A rare white jade 'Fish' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11.5 cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. © Sotheby's
of quatrelobed form, the white stone worked with straight tapering sides rising from a countersunk base to a straight-cut rim, the interior decorated in high-relief with two fish, one larger than the other, their fins and tails finely rendered with incisions, the boys depicted clambering on the exterior of the vessel, each with one hand on the rim, one of them supporting himself by holding one leg of the frog resting on the rim, the stone of an even white colour mottled with milky inclusions.
Provenance: A French collection.