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    Sale 2238

    Masterworks of Ancient and Imperial China

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 561

    A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE CENSER AND COVER

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE CENSER AND COVER
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The rounded sides of the bowl carved as chrysanthemum petals, as is the foot which is carved on the underside as rows of petals radiating from the convex base which is carved as the center of the flower, the sides with four projecting handles carved in openwork as the leafy stems of the chrysanthemum blossoms at the rim, the similarly petal-carved cover carved in high relief with four chrysanthemum sprays surrounding the domed center pierced and carved with a further chrysanthemum spray
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) across handles


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    A related dark green jade Qianlong mark and period covered vessel, also of chrysanthemum form with four large flowerheads at each corner of the body, and with floral sprays decorating the cover beneath a reticluated floriform finial, in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated by Jiu-fang Li and Yang Boda, Chinese Jades Throughout the Ages: Connoisseurship of Chinese Jades, vol. 11, Hong Kong, 1996, p. 143, no. 71.

    Exhibited

    Indianapolis Museum of Art, Three Dynasties of Jade, 1971, no. 52.