A fine and rare pale green and russet jade 'eight-chilong' flaring grain-measure bowl Late Ming Dynasty, seal mark Chen xin si shui
Lot 185*
A fine and rare pale green and russet jade 'eight-chilong' flaring grain-measure bowl
Late Ming Dynasty, seal mark Chen xin si shui
Sold for £61,250 (US$ 95,844) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine and rare pale green and russet jade 'eight-chilong' flaring grain-measure bowl Late Ming Dynasty, seal mark Chen xin si shui A fine and rare pale green and russet jade 'eight-chilong' flaring grain-measure bowl Late Ming Dynasty, seal mark Chen xin si shui
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A fine and rare pale green and russet jade 'eight-chilong' flaring grain-measure bowl
Late Ming Dynasty, seal mark Chen xin si shui
Deeply hollowed as a square vessel with tapering sides, each side incised with a scroll pattern above elaborate swirling waves and carved in relief to depict two chilong with one clambering over the rim, wood stand, box.
8.5cm (3 1/3in) high (3).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Jade House, Hong Kong, purchased on 24 September 1962
    A Canadian private collection

    Exhibited: Royal Ontario Museum, Prized Possessions from Private Homes: An Exhibition, Canada, 8 October - 8 December 1968, no.1164

    明晚期 青玉帶皮雕螭龍紋方碗 陽文「臣心似水」篆書款

    來源: 於1962年9月24日香港Jade House購得
    加拿大私人收藏

    展覽: 於1968年10月8日至12月8日皇家安大略博物館Prized Possessions from Private Homes: An Exhibition展出,並著錄於圖錄編號1164

    The inscription Chen xin si shui can be translated as:
    The official's heart is as pure as water

    The shape of this container is highly unusual, and appears to be based originally on a rice-measuring container; compare with a vessel of similar form but made of lacquer, with a Jiajing six-character mark and of the period, in the National Museum of Scotland, ref.A.1930.496. However it has also been considered to be a libation cup; see for example, a more ornate square vessel from the Qianlong period in the Seattle Art Museum, illustrated in Chinese Jades from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 1989, no.77.
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