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    Sale 7431

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 43

    A FINE SPINACH JADE CENSER AND COVER

    QIANLONG (1736-95)

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    A FINE SPINACH JADE CENSER AND COVER
    QIANLONG (1736-95)
    The compressed body carved in shallow relief with taotie masks below a waisted neck, supported on a short foot carved as a bloom and flanked by a pair of intricate mythical beast loop handles suspending loose rings, the high domed cover carved with further taotie masks below a compressed floral finial, the stone of a dark green tone with some minor darker and lighter inclusions
    8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) wide


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    Compare a few examples of spinach jade censers of similar form, one sold in these Rooms, 31st October 1966, lot 28; one illustrated by Roger Kevern in Jade, London, 1991, p. 163, fig. 89; one sold at Sotheby's London, 14th July 1975, lot 236. Compare also the tripod censer sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 30th May 2005, lot 1567. Another sold in these rooms, 15th May 2007, lot 359.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM AN IMPORTANT SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION

    Lots 43-60, 92 & 183 offered here are from a collection formed in the 19th century by a Russian nobleman and diplomat, the main part of which is now housed in Switzerland.