15 - 16 March 2015
Property from a Private Pennsylvania Collection
A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE MARRIAGE BOWL
Raised on four rectangular supports, the bowl is carved in high relief on the interior with two bees in flight above millet stems tied with a long, trailing ribbon, and on the exterior with a prunus branch that extends from the base and around the sides. The elaborate handles are well carved as the head and forequarters of two dragons and suspend loose rings. The semi-translucent stone is well polished and has areas of added russet color.
9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) wide across handles, wood stand
Christie's Hong Kong, 17-18 January 1987, lot 942.
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