Carved from pale yellowish-green stone in the form of a Li Tripod, with vertical fluting in the raised flanges, the stone with natural flaws covered with brown coloration. A wood stand and cover had apparently been made for this object but are not with it.

Jades for the Scholar’s Table, 18th-19th century

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Small jade vessels carved like ancient ritual vessels were favorite objects in the scholar's study. The Gui and Liting forms shown here were the most commonly imitated shapes during the Ming dynasty. These small bowls may have served as incense burners or water holders for the scholar's table. Their archaic shapes and decoration reflect the literati's interest in collecting and studying ancient Chinese art and literature.

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Title
Jades for the Scholar’s Table
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Accession Number
92.103.11
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Carved from pale yellowish-green stone in the form of a Li Tripod, with vertical fluting in the raised flanges, the stone with natural flaws covered with brown coloration. A wood stand and cover had apparently been made for this object but are not with it.