Qianlong Xiaofen Jade Bowl refers to a kind of jade bowl in the reign of Qianlong. The bottom of the bowl is engraved with seal characters. It was written in the book "Qianlong Year System". Some people misunderstood it as "Qianlong Xiaofen" and it was circulated because of its popular name.
Emperor Qian Long was the most favorite emperor in ancient China. No other emperor in history has devoted so much energy to the understanding and research of jade as Emperor Qianlong did. He loves jade and jade, and even acts as a parent in making jade articles. During his reign, the Qing Dynasty had the largest collection of ancient jade. It is said that there were as many as 800 poems and essays chanting jade by Emperor Qianlong. He had 17 sons whose names were all related to jade, except the 16th son who died early, and the emperor hoped that the happiness of jade would enrich his descendants in this way. Emperor Qianlong's fascination with jade made "Qianlong jade" a synonym for Chinese jade in the 18th century, and Qianlong jade became the most dazzling pearl in the development of ancient Chinese jade. Emperor Qianlong Xiaofen jade bowl was sick at that time. After the imperial treatment, traditional Chinese medicine must cooperate with the use of jade to achieve the best effect. For this reason, Emperor Qianlong ordered the craftsmen to make jade bowl Jade Butterfly jade cup jade bottle all night. Later, it was praised as "Qianlong filial piety" by later generations.
"Qianlong Xiaofen" jade bowl, the bowl has a pattern inside and outside, the material is very exquisite, lighting, the whole is very transparent, there is a sense of jade light, generally speaking, mainly high-grade Hotan Baiyu, is the imperial palace of things, very few of the people. In addition, "Qianlong filial piety" (actually "Qianlong year") is mainly jade bowl, almost no other shapes. "Qianlong filial piety powder" is made of high-grade white jade and has a very complicated technique of engraving patterns. Even in the court, it is rare.