An indian Jade rose water sprinkler
Lot 229
A Jade Flask China or Northern Afghanistan, 18th Century
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,202) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Jade Flask
China or Northern Afghanistan, 18th Century
the body of globular form on a low spreading foot rising to an applied band of leaf-form segments to shoulder, the added neck with straight sides carved with vegetal elements, the jade segments to sides with teardrop-shaped indentations in a sunburst design formerly set with applied glass inserts
23.5cm. high


  • Provenance:
    Gilbert MacLeod, M.D., H.E.I.C.S. (1759-1818), served as a surgeon in the East India Company; his daughter, married James Stewart, D.L., J.P. of Cairnsmore, Kirkcudbrightshire; and thence by descent to present owner. See also Lots 228,230 and 231.

    This rather unusual flask is paralleled with another example of similar construction with applied jade segments and copper dividing panels in a flask in the National Palace Museum, Taipei (Catalogue of a Special Exhibition of Hindustan Jade in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1983, plate 55.) Like our flask, the joins between the segments are set with red glass inlays and the mouth rim is made of a separate ring of jade.
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