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    Sale 2388

    Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman Part II

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1549

    A FINE SPINACH-GREEN JADE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINE SPINACH-GREEN JADE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Of compressed globular form, supported on three lion-mask legs, the sides finely carved in low relief with stylised taotie masks divided by vertical flanges, the shoulder with a pair of loop handles, each formed by a peony spray and suspending a loose ring; the domed cover similarly carved with taotie masks below a finial formed by a pierced peony roundel, the stone of a characteristic spinach-green tone with black flecks
    9¾ in (24.8 cm.) across the handles, stand


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    Provenance

    Jessie Woolworth Donahue
    Sotheby's New York, 20 April 1972, lot 264
    J. J. Lally, New York


    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no.81


    Exhibited

    Christie's New York, March 13-26, 2001
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003 - December 2004