About this object

A delicate shallow bowl carved into a lotus or flower shape from a smokey white and rust coloured jade. There are traces of gilt to the lip. The bowl has been broken into many pieces and at some point has been badly repaired.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Chinese
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Gilt Metal; Jade
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1945
  • Measurements
    30 mm x 92 mm; 1 3/16 in x 3 5/8 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Not recorded in the List of Curios. This item is badly damaged, keeping it in the collection suggests it might have been significant for Bell.

    Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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