A fine Mughal handled jade Bowl India, 18th Century

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Lot 372
A fine Mughal handled jade Bowl
India, 18th Century

Sold for £ 11,640 (US$ 14,450) inc. premium
A fine Mughal handled jade Bowl
India, 18th Century
pale green, with flaring sides, on a short foot, with twin handles of foliate form, the rim carved in relief with a band of acanthus leaves, the sides with a frieze of diagonal bands, around the foot a trefoil containing lotus flowers, with leaves between
16 cm. diam.

Footnotes

  • The form of this wine cup is based on a Persian metalwork prototype, with its slender tapering walls and ring pedestal. However, the lobed handles are a Chinese tradition. The floral designs are typically Mughal in character. These cups belong to a particular group, which Sinologists have termed 'Indian School Jades', dating to the 18th Century. Examples of similar pieces fashioned in the Mughal style are sometimes engraved with Chinese verses by Ch'ien Lung, the Chinese Emperor, in which he makes reference to their foreign (Indian) origin. A similar cup in the Bishop collection states that the piece was made in India (The Heber R. Bishop Collection, New York, Vol. II, pp. 250-51).

    Another jade wine cup of this type can be seen in the Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad (M.L. Nigam, The Jade Collection in the Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, 1979, fig. 20).
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