A finely carved white jade marriage bowl  17th/18th century
Lot 1012
A finely carved white jade marriage bowl 17th/18th century
Sold for US$ 68,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
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Lot Details
Property from a private Denver, Colorado Collection
A finely carved white jade marriage bowl
17th/18th century
Its four flared, stylized feet supporting the side walls finely carved to the exterior in medium relief with classic lotus and lily flowers amongst leafy scrolls below a stylized C-scroll border, the delicate leafy flower handles with elegantly curved stems forming loops each further suspending a loose ring, the interior of the deep well carved with auspicious floating clouds cleverly utilizing and disguising the cloud-like inclusions and the slightly russet-stained natural fissure lines of the mostly even-hued white matrix.
10 3/8in (26.4cm) wide

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    purchased 2001, Manheim Galleries, New Orleans

    Lotus (hehua in Chinese) and lily (baihe in Chinese) are a common pictorial composition signifying bai nian hehe. The decoration is often seen on an object made as a wedding gift to wish the couple a long-lasting and peaceful union in harmony.
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