An important large Mughal carved jade bowl, India, 17th century
70,000 - 90,000 GBP
finely carved from a mottled pale jade with low rounded sides in the form of an eight-sided flower, the exterior carved with two raised acanthus leaves with bud terminals, issuing from a low foot designed with a small rosette at the centre emanating from overlapping lotus leaves
20.7cm. max. diam.
In good condition, two very minor chips to external fine edge as well as very minor nicks along this edge, natural inclusions in the stone, as viewed.
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