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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 66

    A FINE WHITE JADE MARRIAGE BOWL

    QIANLONG (1736-95)

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    A FINE WHITE JADE MARRIAGE BOWL
    QIANLONG (1736-95)
    The bowl finely carved in relief with a border of archaistic dragons to the exterior divided by a pair of elaborate winged dragon loop-handles suspending loose rings, the bowl resting on four ruyi feet, the well-polished stone of an even translucent pale celadon-white tone with some minor areas with white inclusions
    7 7/8 in. (19.8 cm.) wide


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    This type of vessel is known as a 'marriage' bowl, and such bowls, with their carefully chosen auspicious decoration were popular at the Imperial Qing court. The present bowl is exceptional for the translucency of its stone, one of the fundamental qualities which the Qing carvers sought to emphasize.

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    Provenance

    The Général Omer Blot Collection