Greenish White Jade Tankard in the Shape of an Egret Holding Lotus Leaves

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Height 21cm, width 12.5cm

This tankard was made of greenish white jade, smooth and bright.It was carved with the techniques of openwork and relief and it looks like a huge lotus leaf rolled into the body of the tankard, and it was decorated with lotus leaves, buds, lotus clusters. The bottom of the tankard was made into the twisting stems and the cover was made into a rolling down lotus leaf, and its cover was carved in the shape of an egret holding a lotus, connected by a simulated chain.