Chinese Mughal-style jade thinly carved small wine cup, bei, with gently flared rim, the exterior with eight panels of low relief branches with upright leaves above an incised band, the base carved with an eight-petal flower, all on a short foot rim.
The stone pale celadon.
3 9/16 inches, 9 cm diameter.
Provenance & Additional Information
- Sold by Louis Joseph, 28 Knightsbridge, London, 1960-1985, by repute.
- A similar bowl described as “Turkish Style” in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, was included by Chin Hsiao-yi in Special Exhibition of Hindustan Jade, 1983, pl. 4, pp. 132/3.
- Two related bowls also in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, were included by Teng Shu-p’ing in the exhibition of Exquisite Beauty – Islamic Jades, 2007, nos. 220 & 221, pp. 176/7, both included in the chapter on “Jades from Western Asia to Eastern Europe”, where it mentions they were made for the Ottoman Empire from the 17th to the 18th centuries.