Bowl

22.1329

Bowl

22.1329

Description

Jade is a semi-precious stone used to produce exquisite and innumerable works of art. It is hard and glassy with a translucent surface and comes in various shades. The process of jade carving is time-consuming and requires a lot of patience.
The Mughal jades were well known for their worksmanship. These jades received accolades from the Chinese Emperor Chien Lung (1736- 1795 CE). The emperor notes that the jades from Hindustan are as thin as paper and that only the jade carvers from Hindustan are capable of creating such exquisite pieces.
Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection

Collection

Indian Decorative Art

Object Type

Architectural fragment

Material

Jade

Schools/Culture/Period

Na

Technique

Lapidary

Date

Late 17th century CE

Location

Mughal

Dimension

3.4 x Dia. 14.8 cms