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The white jade water container has décor in relief depicting two dragons playing with a pearl in the clouds. Its exterior bottom is incised with a poem by the Qianlong Emperor in official script (li shu) and an inscription reading "the spring of jiazi year of the Qianlong reign , composed by the Emperor." Two unofficial seals follow with legends in seal script (zhuan shu): "Fragrance of antiquity" (gu xiang), and "Utter simplicity" (tai pu).
This small object held water for thinning ink on an inkstone for which a minimal amount of water was needed. The water inside would highlight both the smooth jade and vivid dragons.