Spinach green jade, carved in chrysanthemum form, small flutings, spread in tiers from the center of the plate, representing the petals of the flower. Carved on both sides, the petals curled over the rim. The jade is extremely thin and translucent.

Plate, 18th-19th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Jadeiteexpand_more

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus L. Searleexpand_more  34.21.1

Not on Viewexpand_more

Centrifigal tiers of fluted petals form a chrysanthemum design on both sides of this thin, Indian-style plate, the petals of the flower curling under at the rim. As is typical of much Mughal style jade carving, the quality of the stone is superb and the standard of craftmanship exceptional. Records show this work to have been purchased from the imperial collection in the early 20th century.

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Spinach green jade, carved in chrysanthemum form, small flutings, spread in tiers from the center of the plate, representing the petals of the flower. Carved on both sides, the petals curled over the rim. The jade is extremely thin and translucent.