• Luminous Colours: Treasures fr auction at Christies

    Sale 2831

    Luminous Colours: Treasures from the Shorenstein Collection

    1 December 2010, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2961

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE MUGHAL-STYLE JAR

    QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

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    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE MUGHAL-STYLE JAR
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
    The extremely thin material of the globular body is embellished with a pair of delicately carved leaf-form handles on the shoulder, under overlapping scalloped leaves in shallow relief around the slightly waisted neck, repeated with a single band of leaves encircling the base, above a splayed foot in the form of an open blossom carved on the base, the stone of an even translucent white tone
    4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) wide


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    Compare the foliate handles and floral base with a Mughal jade bowl from which inspired the Qing court to commission similar carvings to be produced at the Imperial workshops, in the National Palace Museum collection, Taipei, illustrated in Exquiste Beauty - Islamic Jades, Taipei, 2007, p. 62, no. 52. The National Palace Museum bowl was sent to as tribute in 1770.