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A Mughal style nephrite bowl. Photo courtesy Bonhams.

Of irregular shape retaining some contours of the original boulder, the flat rim flanges or handles reticulated as floral sprays and leaves, the thinly sectioned walls of the deep, curving well carved on the exterior with registers of chrysanthemum petals and the underside of the elliptical foot similarly finished; the pale greenish-white matrix displaying cloudy white inclusions and some natural surface fissure lines. 6 7/8in (17.5cm) long. Sold for US$ 5,000 (€3,678)

Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. San Francisco. 18 Dec 2013 - www.bonhams.com