9 November 2004
A SPINACH JADE INSCRIBED BOWL
With steep rounded sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a straight rim, incised around the exterior on one side with a four-character caption, on the other with a septa-syllable poem and a Qianlong date corresponding to 1787, the softly polished stone of mottled dark green tone and with paler and darker inclusions
7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam.
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S. Howard Hansford, Jade. Essence of Hills and Streams, London, 1969, no. D14, p. 129.
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