A fine white jade 'Phoenix' marriage bowl, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-95) finely carved, the deep rounded sides rising from four short ruyi feet to an incurved rim, set at the shoulder with a pair of phoenix handles suspending loose rings, the stone of very pale celadon-white tone with areas of russet skin, 27cm (10.5") wide/For a jade marriage bowl of very similar design, see Christie's, Hong Kong 'The Imperial Sale, 30th May 2012'
Provenance: formerly in the collection of the late Commander Paul Bridgeman of Dowdeswell Manor, Cheltenham
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Sold for £260,000
The bowl has 2 very small chips to the leading edge of the left wing of one phoenix and to the right leading edge of the other.
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