17 September 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 27,500
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
The globular body raised on three narrow curved legs, with a pair of horned dragon-mask handles at the edge of the flat shoulder suspending loose rings, the pierced cover surmounted by a further coiled horned dragon above three rams carved in high relief
6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) across handles, wood stand, Japanese silk bags, two Japanese wood boxes
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Acquired in Japan prior to 1923.
PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION
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