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Green Jade Plate with Gold Filament

Tags: India | jades | National Palace Museum | plate


Mughal Empire, India, latter half of 17th century
Diameter: 22 cm, height: 1.9 cm 
Hindustan jade from northern India is marked by its exquisite workmanship. In the eyes of the Ch'ien-lung Emperor (r. 1736-1795), it was superior in both decoration and carving compared to Chinese jades being made at the time in workshops at Soochow. The center and rim of this plate is inlaid with gold filament and red glass, exhibiting the unique technique and style related to pieces from the Mughal Empire of northern India.

Text: Yu P'ei-chin
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