The simplicity of the flared form of the bowl which is carved from a flawless white stone provides an attractive contrast with the spinach-green openwork stand. This white and green jade pairing appears to have been popular at court, with variously shaped bowls surmounting similarly varied stands; see a Qianlong mark and period bowl carved with archaistic kui dragons and stand decorated with stylised lotus petals, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Chinese Jades Throughout the Ages. Connoisseurship of Chinese Jades. Qing Dynasty, vol. 11, Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 16; and a bowl carved with a raised double-rib band bordering the rim, supported on a reticulated stand with stylised leaves, sold in these rooms, 7th April 2015, lot 3603.