• Lot 222

    BOL COUVERT EN JADE CELADON PALE

    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE

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    BOL COUVERT EN JADE CELADON PALE
    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme ovoïde, reposant sur un pied légérement évasé, la bordure plate composée d'une frise de ruyi, le couvercle bombé, surmonté d'une prise circulaire ornée du caractère shou et entourée de quatre éléments en forme de ruyi incisés de chauve-souris et soutenant quatre anneaux mobiles
    Diamètre: 13 cm. (5 1/8 in.), Hauteur: 10,5 cm. (4 1/8 in.)


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    The shou character on the finial of the cover might indicate that the present bowl may have been a special commission for a wedding or a birthday celebration. It has been mentioned that covered bowls of this type, known as lian, were used by Qing court ladies as cosmetic boxes.
    A formal related jade bowl and cover, but the body carved in shallow relief, is in the Palace Museum Collection, Beijing, illustrated in Jadeware III - The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong 1995, p.242, no.198 ; while another example of that type of bowls was sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 28-29 November 2005, lot 1645. For a further example of a covered jade bowl with loose rings suspending from the finial, see Christie's Hong Kong, Important Chinese Jades from the personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, 28 November 2006, lot 1389.

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    Provenance

    The Property of a lady of Title.
    Acquired in Beijing during the Boxer rebellion 1900-1903


    Post Lot Text

    A PALE CELADON JADE BOWL AND COVER
    CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY