10 September 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 938
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 800
A DARK GREY JADE INCENSE BURNER AND COVER, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with twin animal mask handles, carved with an archaistic design of taotie masks, the cover with a coiled dragon finial -- 5¾in. (14.7cm.) wide.
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