• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1996

    AN IMPERIAL WHITE JADE CARVED BOWL

    Price Realised  

    AN IMPERIAL WHITE JADE CARVED BOWL
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    With low flaring sides, the interior finely carved in high relief with a musical chime suspended from ribbons, tied into an eternal knot above and flanked on either side with a pair of wan symbols, all enclosed within eight interlocked ruyi heads, the well-polished stone of even semi-translucent tone
    5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Acquired in China in the late 19th century and thence by descent to the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NORTH AMERICAN FAMILY COLLECTION