• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 125

    A PALE GREEN JADE RETICULATED CIRCULAR PERFUMER AND COVER

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PALE GREEN JADE RETICULATED CIRCULAR PERFUMER AND COVER
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The flat top of the rounded cover carved with a shou medallion within a border of scrolling foliage interspersed with Buddhist emblems, and with further floral scroll along the sides, repeated on the sides of the box which is supported on a flat foot ring, the translucent stone of pale green tone with fine speckling and with areas of grey inclusions
    6¼ in. (16 cm.) diam.


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    Perfumers and censers of this type carved with flowers and foliate decoration, with both the bowl and cover pierced, were popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. Compare the green jade perfumer in the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 42 - Jadeware (III), Hong Kong, 1995, p. 51, no. 40, and the white jade example with similar carving, but with openwork handles, illustrated p. 53, no. 42.

    Provenance

    Lady June Horlick Collection.