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A LARGE SPINACH-GREEN JADE BOWL

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A LARGE SPINACH-GREEN JADE BOWL
18TH CENTURY

Of compressed oval section, boldly carved in high relief on the exterior with an allover pattern of dragons contesting and chasing flaming pearls, borne on a dense ground of layered lingzhi-form clouds, and emerging from rocks enveloped by spume-flecked waves at the base, the carving continuing onto the base as a spiral of incised waves, the incurved rim plain, the opaque stone of mottled dark-green and blackish-gray tones--12in. (30.5cm.) across

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Compare the similar bowl of slightly smaller size (27.5cm.) illustrated by Michel Beurdeley, The Chinese Collector through the Centuries, 1966, no. 64, where it is dated Kangxi
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