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Culture Group:ChineseTitle:Foliate-Rim Bowl Date:1736 - 1795 Medium:River jade Culture: Chinese Dimensions:4 1/4 x 5 5/8 in. (10.8 x 14.3 cm) Credit Line:Gift of Col. Van R. White Accession number:1973.50.31 Label Copy: This is a thinly carved lobed floral bowl, perhaps made to resemble the form of the ceramics produced at Guanyao, Geyao and Dingyao during the Song dynasty. The creamy grayish nephrite jade contains minor dark specs, which is typical of "river jade". It is the most precious type of jade, excavated along the rivers flowing from the Kunlun Mountain range towards the Taklamakan Desert in Western China.

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