30. M4993



Chinese jade Mughal-style octagonal lobed oval petal-shape cup, the foliate body carved on each petal in low relief with a begonia flowerhead on a scrolling leafy branch above a band of lappets, all on a straight foliate foot rim.

The stone celadon with natural brown markings.

4 ¼ inches, 10.8 cm long; 2 ¾ inches, 7.5 cm deep; 2 7/16 inches, 6.2 cm high.

Qianlong, circa 1760.


Natural flaws, the rim has been slightly reduced.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in the collection of Sir Desmond Cochrane, Bt.
  • Sold by Christie’s London in their auction of Fine Chinese Jades and Snuff Bottles, 26th January 1976, lot 185, p. 33, pl. 20.
  • A round bowl of eight-petal form with a foliate foot rim and each petal carved with a lotus flowerhead beneath the bajixiang, from the collection of Andrew K. F. Lee, was included by Humphrey K. F. Hui and Tina Yee-wan Pang in the exhibition of Virtuous Treasures, Chinese Jades for the Scholar’s Table, 2008, no. 17, pp. 66/7, where the author notes, “The Qianlong emperor was particularly fond of Mughal style designs with their complex motifs, exquisite carving and thinner bodies”.