A Moghul jade bowl

Moghul jade bowl


18th century
Width across the handles: 7 1/8 in, 18.1 cm

the sides of the thinly worked oval bowl flare from a short straight foot; two bud-form handles issue from the sides. A band of incised leaves encircles the foot and another the rim. The semi-translucent stone is a deep olive-green tone and bears a high polish.

Provenance: An English private collection.

For related examples in the collection of the Forbidden City, see Palace Museum, Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Jade (Beijing, 2011), Vol. 10, no. 217, p. 267; and Zhang Guangwen, Jadeware (II): The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum (Shanghai, 2008), no. 267, p. 313.

See also Roger Keverne, Jade (London, 1991), fig. 38, p. 293.