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A LARGE WHITE JADE BOWL
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 812,500 HKD
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A LARGE WHITE JADE BOWL
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 812,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Ceramics and Jades from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee

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A LARGE WHITE JADE BOWL
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
well-fashioned with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the translucent stone of an even white colour
17.6 cm, 6 7/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

Notable for its harmonious proportions, thinly carved walls and lustruous finish, undecorated jade bowls were among the most luxurious dining utensils available, and their use at court was thus strictly regulated by sumptuary laws. The Guochao gongshi [court history] of the Qianlong period records that only the Empress Dowager and the Empress were allowed to own a ‘jade bowl with a gold stand’. Furthermore, on the occasion of feasts at the imperial court, ‘jade bowls and golden plates’ could be used only in the presence of the Emperor.

This bowl is particularly remarkable for its large size; compare a slightly smaller pair of bowls in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, illustrated in James C.S. Lin,The Immortal Stone, London, 2009, pl. 81; a bowl in the De An Tang collection, included in the exhibition A Romance With Jade, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, pl. 116, together with a smaller pair, pl. 113; and a further bowl sold in these rooms, 8th April 2010, lot 1884.

Ceramics and Jades from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee

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Hong Kong