19 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 52,500
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
A WHITE JADE TRIPOD CENSER
The compressed body raised on three mask and paw supports joined by large ruyi lappets that issue from the center of the underside, the sides carved with a band of taotie masks and scrolls reserved on a leiwen ground, with a pair of upright bail handles that arch outward above a loop formed by a small central leaf suspending a loose faceted ring and flanked by two large leaves that scroll back to the rim, the white stone with some opaque white inclusions and associated added russet color
8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) across handles, box
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Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangzhou, circa 1890 - 1920s, thence by descent within the family.
PROPERTY FROM A NORTH AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY
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