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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 454

    A GREYISH-WHITE JADE PIERCED CENSER AND COVER

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    A GREYISH-WHITE JADE PIERCED CENSER AND COVER
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The compressed, lobed sides intricately carved and pierced with peony scroll which is repeated on the spreading quatre-foil foot, the handles formed by peony stems bearing two full blossoms, and the domed cover and large cushion knop carved en suite, the greyish-white stone with some some opaque white mottling and fine black speckling
    7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) across handles, wood stand


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    Compare the very similarly carved and pierced jade censer and cover from the Qing Court Collection in the Palace Museum, Beijing illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 42 - Jadeware (II), Hong Kong, 1995, p. 53, no. 42.

    Provenance

    Collection of the late Lady Jan Horlick.


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