Chinese jade cup in the form of a magnolia flower, with high relief branches, leaves and buds emanating from the base of the cup, each petal incised with lines, the stone white.

2 ½ inches, 6.3 cm high.

Qianlong, 1736-1795.

Carved wood stand with flowers, rockwork and lingzhi.


Available on request.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Published by Marchant in their 90th Anniversary Exhibition of Ninety Jades for 90 Years, no. 77, p. 142-143.
  • From the collection of William H. Moore, Hobe Sound, Florida. William H. Moore (1848-1923) was an attorney who sat as director of a number of Steel Companies in the United States and was the chairman and founder of Nabisco.
  • A lotus-leaf brushwasher of similar form, from the collection of Humphrey K. F. Hui, is illustrated by Humphrey K. F. Hui, Tina Yee-wan Pang and Yeung Chun-tong in Virtuous Treasures, Chinese Jade for the Scholars Table, An Exhibition Organised by the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, 2007 no. 68, p. 137.
  • Another cup in the shape of a magnolia flower, from the Chang Qing Guan collection, is illustrated by Ip Yee in Chinese Jade Carving, an exhibition jointly presented by the Urban Council Hong Kong and the Min Chiu Society, organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1983, no. 215, pp. 240/1.