12 mars 2019

A finely carved 'chicken bone' jade 'marriage' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 524. A finely carved 'chicken bone' jade 'marriage' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7 1/2in (19.2cm) long. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 27,000 - 44,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Well carved with straight sides rising from a flat well, carved in low relief with a roundel featuring two ripe melons growing from leafy vines, flanked by a pair of loop handles suspending loose rings, surmounted by pierced butterflies at the rim, the exterior carved with archaistic S-scrolls, all supported on... [Lire la suite]