A CHINESE SPINACH GREEN JADE MARRIAGE BOWL
A CHINESE SPINACH GREEN JADE MARRIAGE BOWL
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A CHINESE SPINACH GREEN JADE MARRIAGE BOWL

LATE 18TH CENTURY

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A CHINESE SPINACH GREEN JADE MARRIAGE BOWL
LATE 18TH CENTURY
The rounded sides raised on six short bracket feet, the interior finely carved in high relief with lingzhi fungus and red berries, the exterior carved with a dense lotus scroll, all between a pair of openwork floral handles, the stone of a dark green tone with mottled and iridescent inclusions
13½ in. (33 cm.) wide across handles

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Lot Essay

The combination of the red berries belonging to the rohdea japonica, known in Chinese as the wannian qing (evergreen plant), and lingzhi fungus forms the auspicious rebus wanshi ruyi, which may be translated as 'May everything go as you wish'.

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