A SUPERB PAIR OF WHITE JADE BOWLS MARKS AND PERIOD OF JIAQING |
400,000 - 600,000 HKD
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- 12.4 cm, 4 7/8 in.
each with deep rounded sides supported on a neatly cut footring, elegantly rising to a gently flared rim, the polished stone of an even white tone and well matched, with occasional icy-white striations, the base engraved with a four-character reign mark
Fashioned from a boulder of exceptional quality and perfectly finished with a lustrous sheen, these bowls exemplified the outstanding artistry achieved by the Qing dynasty jade craftsmen. The clean contours and distinctive shapes of these bowls follow closely that of their porcelain counterparts made popular during the 18th century. It is rare to find Jiaqing reign-marked jade bowls of this quality, although a similar pair, illustrated in Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 90, was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 28th November 2006, lot 1393. Compare also bowls of slightly larger sizes, including one sold in these rooms, 8th October 2014, lot 3739, and another sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 30th May 2012, lot 3953.