Two jade Leaf Dishes - China, 19th Century
one of spinach jade, the other of agate with loop attachment, carved with fluted design, each leaf turning inwards, the former with a further diminutive pair of leaves, the latter with ring loop each 18 cm. long(2) - Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500
Note: Hardstone dishes of this type are based on Mughal prototypes of the 17th Century. For comparison, see Catalogue of a Special Exhibition of Hindustan Jade in the National Palace Museum, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1983, no. 35.
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