The flattened vessel carved in the form of a curved lotus leaf, the rounded sides rising to a lobed rim gently curving inward, decorated in high relief on the exterior with a blooming lotus flower accompanied by its tendril and leaves, the translucent stone of attractive variegated tones of golden amber and honey suffusing with vermillion-red and dark-brown patches and blueish-white mottling. The inside neatly inside with lotus-flower details.
Shape: Lotus leaf
Weight: 62 grams
Dimensions: 8,2 x 4,2 cm
Condition: Absolutely perfect condition
Provenance: United Kingdom private collection
Auction result comparison: IMPORTANT CHINESE ART. Sotheby’s, 03 APRIL 2018, HONG KONG, lot 3687. (for an agate ‘lotus’ washer of similar size and style)