A magnificent pale green jade 'marriage' bowl
The pale green stone of very even tone, crisply carved as a bowl raised on four lobed feet, each ring-handle formed as the head of a mythical beast with a paw and stylised wings swooping out from either side, the exterior carved in shallow relief with leafy sprays of blossom and lingzhi fungus cleverly disguising some natural flaws, the interior with a single spray of lingzhi fungus and grasses in higher relief, wood stand, box.
19.5cm (7¾in) wide (3).
Chinese Works of Art
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