Description This bowl, which sits atop a four-legged stand made of silver with inlaid semiprecious stones, is carved from a dark green jade boulder. Jade of this color, probably imported from the region of Lake Baikal in Siberia, is referred to as “spinach jade.” The rarity of the stones and the distances they had to travel to be fashioned into this work add to the bowl’s decorative value and must have appealed to craftsmen and their patrons.
Examined in preparation for exhibition.
Cleaned to remove dirt and grime and reduce silver tarnish.
Provenance Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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