18th century
3.25 in HIGH x 5.625 in WIDE x 5.625 in DEEP
(8.25 cm HIGH x 14.29 cm WIDE x 14.29 cm DEEP)
Gift of Chang Wen Ti

Also called a Pai Yu bowl; symbols represent long life, happiness, and prosperity

Attributed by Mr. Sidney Ashkenazie of Ashkenazie & Co., 1983: "Circular nephrite bowl in a shallow design. Archaistic dragons are carved in bold relief in interior. Dragons are shown chasing the flaming pearl. There are endless knots rendered in bold relief. Chinese lore has the dragon as the emblem of Imperial power and symbolic of virtue in a ruler. An elaborate vine design serves as a frame for the design of the bowl. The exterior has been left undecorated. The colour is greyish-green of a very even hue. Chinese workmanship. 18th century."

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