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Lot 298. A Mughal celadon jade ‘half gourd’ cup, India, 19th century; 11.4cm., 4 ½ in. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 26,250 GBP. © Sotheby's

the scalloped cup naturalistically carved in the form of a half gourd, the sides tapering and curving towards the curled leafy stem handle, all raised on a splayed foot formed by a six-petalled flowerhead, the stone of a translucent pale celadon tone with darker inclusions.

Provenance: A Scottish Noble Family Collection

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014