A very rare and interesting antique handcarved and smoothly polished bowl with lid, dating to the early Qing Dynasty, ca. 17th.-18th. century.
The bowl polished in a very beatiful jade stone 'Mutton fat'. The lid wíth a nice and peculiar knob in the center.
The bowl is carved with great accuracy so the walls are very thin, transperant when lighted.
Size: ca. 100 mm. in diameter and 32 mm. high. Weight 132 grams.
Condition: Intact, but unfortunately the bowl and lid has a some lines which are internal fractures or striations in the stone, but the bowl has never been broken and is unrepaired.
Provenance: From the estate of the widow of Tony Lee, who bought his collection of jade pieces at big London auctionhouses and dealers in the early 1950s. In 1959, the couple moved to Beijing, China, where Tony was stationed. We recently bought the jade pieces from the 90 years old Widow and everything is guaranteed ancient and as described and comes with our COA.