Calabash or gourd, white jade, with carvings of plant forms and animals in high relief.

Water Basin, late 18th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Jadeexpand_more

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus L. Searleexpand_more  33.38.1a,b

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This well-carved bowl, which is in the form of an open gourd, is adorned with beautifully carved high relief vines, leaves and bats. The work might have been intended as a brush washer but more likely served a purely decorative purpose as a display item.

Details
Title
Water Basin
Role
Artist
Accession Number
33.38.1a,b
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Calabash or gourd, white jade, with carvings of plant forms and animals in high relief.