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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 625

    A PALE GREY JADE CENSER AND WOOD COVER

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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    A PALE GREY JADE CENSER AND WOOD COVER
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    The censer is supported on a splayed foot and is carved with a triple row of raised nodes below an incised band of yin yang symbols and geometrical figures. The sides are carved with twin loop handles terminating in dragon's heads. The openworked wood cover has a fruit-shaped agate finial. The stone is of a pale grey tone with some dark grey veins.
    8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) wide across handles, carved wood stand


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    Provenance

    Property from a Private Swiss Collection, amassed between 1963 and 1980.