Lot 3696. A jadeite bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 12.8 cm., 5 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Sold for 850,000 HKD (97,713 EUR). Photo Sotheby's
the highly translucent stone worked in the form of a shallow bowl resting on a recessed foot ring with thin walls rising to a delicate flared rim, the stone with apple green veining and amber flecks throughout, later paired with a silver pierced repoussé stand, finely worked with two confronting dragons writhing among swirling clouds and facing a peach, the foot inscribed with two characters reading yaojie.
Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 29th April 2002, lot 714.