A jade bowl

Jade bowl
Jade bowl side


18th century
Diameter: 4 1/2 in, 11.5 cm

rising from a recessed base, the slightly rounded sides of the jade bowl flare steeply to a thickened rim. The well is worked in high relief with a coiling chilong, holding a leafy stem in its mouth which trails around its body. The semi-translucent stone is a cloudy pale celadon-green tone, and bears a fine polish.

Provenance: Baron Fould-Springer, Royaumont Abatial Palace, France. An English private collection, purchased from Messrs Marchant, London.