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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 330

    A FINE PAIR OF WHITE JADE BOWLS

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINE PAIR OF WHITE JADE BOWLS
    18TH CENTURY
    With deep sides flaring towards the rim and raised on a thickly cut foot, the well-polished stone of even tone with some white inclusions
    4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) diam. (2)


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    Compare the 18th century white jade bowl illustrated by M. Knight et. al., in Later Chinese Jades: Ming Dynasty to Early Twentieth Century, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2007, p. 129, no. 113, where the authors note that the thin walls of the vessel highlight the translucence of the material and the purity of its color, two characteristics shared with its porcelain prototypes. See, also, a similar greenish-white jade bowl dated to the 18th century in the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, illustrated by A. Forsyth and B. McElney in Jades from China, The Museum of East Asian Art, 1994, p. 405, no. 340.

    Two pairs of white jade bowls of slightly larger size were sold in our Hong Kong rooms. The first pair, dated to the Qianlong period, with similar, slightly everted edge, was sold 30 October 2000, lot 651; the other pair of 18th century date was sold 26 April 2004, lot 1116.

    Provenance

    Collection Cottreau, Paris, 1910.


    Pre-Lot Text

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