Paire de bols en jade blanc, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle. Estimation 100,000 — 150,000 EUR. Photo Sotheby’s
les côtés arrondis se prolongeant gracieusement vers le bord élargi, reposant sur un court pied légèrement évasé, la pierre translucide bien polie parcourue de fines veines blanches, socles en bois sculpté (4); 13,6 cm; 5 3/8 in.
A FINE PAIR OF WHITE JADE BOWLS, QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
PROVENANCE: A European Private Collection.
Bonhams London, 7th November 2013, lot 121
Note: In their simple and elegant form, and with their lustrous surface these two bowls illustrate the influence of porcelain shapes and monochrome glazes of the 18th century on other media such as jade. It is generally assumed that such fine jade bowls represented eating and drinking vessels of the highest quality and that their use was restricted to the highest levels of Qing society as decreed by sumptuary regulations. Further bowls of this type include an example illustrated in Later Chinese Jades. Ming Dynasty to Early Twentieth Century, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, 2007, cat. no. 113. A pair of bowls of similar size, in the British Museum, London, is illustrated in Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 29:13.
Sotheby’s. Arts d’Asie. Paris | 11 déc. 2014, 10:30 AM