Compare a square cup carved with the Eight Immortals, phoenixes and a dragon, in the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, illustrated in James C.Y. Watt, Chinese Jades from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 1989, pl. 77, where the author mentions that these large square cups were sometimes used as a libation cup on ceremonial occasions (p. 98). See also a later pair of rectangular jadeite lozenge bowls, carved on two sides with chilong in high-relief, sold at Christie's London, 7th December 1992, lot 150; and a circular bowl similarly carved with chilong clambering around and over the sides, sold at Christie's London, 26th January 1976, lot 183.
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