Mughal Jades have been sought after by primarily Chinese and Indian collectors. In earlier times the Chinese carvers were commissioned to create carvings to entice and please the Indian elite. Many were so unique that they were looked down on by the Chinese. But business is business and now centuries after their creation they are very sought after by many Chinese collectors. Many times items that were created had a foundation in Chinese Art and culture and were adapted thereafter to the buyers taste. Herein is an example of such a piece. This rectangular pierced box of whitish color is a perfect scholar or desk item. Possibly used as in incense container or perhaps a cricket cage, the design and execution is superior. Finely executed with precision workmanship and very thin. They ridge around the top keeps the box together securely. The top with a center flower design with a band of piercing around the rounded edges. A raised foot completes the design. Created circa 1900. Approximately 3 5/8” long x 2 5/8” wide x 1 1/8” high.