Reclining horse, ma, the ears folded back, with detailed hairwork to its mane and tail, looking back at a monkey, hou, climbing on its hind quarters, its hands on the horse’s nose, the monkey with a furrowed brow and detailed hairwork to its spine, the stone mottled dark and light grey.

3 ¼ inches, 8.3 cm long.

Qianlong/Jiaqing, circa 1780-1820.

• From an important French private collection.