A Chinese jade carving of an elephant with two standing boy attendants caring for it, one holding a brush at the flank, the other holding another brush behind its right ear, all on a carved wave ground, the stone pale celadon with natural russet markings used.

17th/18th century.

3 1/8 inches, 7.9 cm high (with stand)
2 inches, 5.1 cm high (without stand)

Carved wood stand

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in a French private collection.
  • Formerly in a private English collection.


Natural flaws in the stone seen on the underside.