15 - 16 March 2015
Property from a Private Pennsylvania Collection
A WHITE JADE BOWL AND COVER
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The deep, tapering sides of the bowl and the domed cover are carved in low relief with an archaistic band, on the bowl below the out-curved loop handles, and on the cover below a petal border that surrounds the base of the circular handle. The rims are carved with bands of key fret. The semi-translucent stone is of even tone.
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) wide across handles, wood stand
Sotheby's New York, 4 October 1986, lot 197.
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