Lot 3274. A white jade 'pomegranate' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7 cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 250,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the lustrous stone of an even milky-white tone in the shape of a pomegranate, the cover well carved in low-relief with a ripe pomegranate with skin bursting open revealing the seeds, further decorated in the foreground with an insect resting on a leafy branch, the box of conforming shape.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011