Description: the gently rounded sides rising from a short foot, set at the rim with a pair of chrysanthemum handles suspending loose rings, the interior and exterior carved with three rows of fluted petals radiating from the centre enclosed by a border of stylised flowers at the rim, the stone of a variegated green colour with attractive dark speckles
Dimensions: 35 cm, 13 3/4 in.
Condition Report: The bowl is in good condition with the exception of a 3cm., long vertical rim flaw.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: George Savage,
Chinese Jade: A Concise Introduction, London, 1964, pl. no. 30b.
Provenance: John Sparks Ltd., London (according to label).
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Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd. (by repute).