A fine and large Chinese celadon, grey and blue jade group of an elephant with boys, 17th/18th century, the animal standing four-square with upturned trunk, one boy standing in front with a brush to wash the elephant, another boy lying on the animal's back holding two large greyish-blue lotus leaves, 13cm. high, 11cm. wide, later wood stand. Illustrated.
Provenance; From a distinguished UK scholar and collector ( lots 1990-2011). Illustrated : `The Arts of East Asia', ed. Gabriele Fahr-Becker, 1996, vol.1, pages 308, 309 and back cover.