A jade tree with pink hard stone flowers and a soapstone scholars rock. This is a fine example of early 19th century Chinese carved plants and landscapes. The flowers and fruit are made of lapis, jade, carnelian,a red gemstone. There are a number of larger stunning examples of this type of objects in the Palace Museum. The scene is placed in a jade or nephrite planter and is removable. An old auction record is taped to the bottom, it reads:
203 CHINESE SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE PANT
In form of cherry tree with spinach jade oval pot, teak-wood stand.
See “The Complete Treasures of the Palace Museum” Volume 57.