The form of the bowl, with the flared rounded sides supported on a short foot, is typical of the 18th century and particularly favoured in the Qianlong period, so much so that related examples were produced in varying sizes. See one of the same size but with a very slight difference in the long character of the mark, sold in our New York rooms, 20th March 2007, lot 618; and a smaller one also sold in our New York rooms, 19th March 2007, lot 11, from the Concordia House Collection.
Compare also an unmarked pair from the Collection Cottreau, sold at Christie’s New York, 17th September 2008, lot 330; and another bowl in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, illustrated in Michael Knight et. al., Later Chinese Jades. Ming Dynasty to Early Twentieth Century, San Francisco, 2007, pl. 113, where the authors note that the thin walls of the vessel highlighting the translucency of the material and the purity of its colour share characteristics with its porcelain prototypes (see p. 129).
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