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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 620

    A WHITE JADE TRIPOD CENSER

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WHITE JADE TRIPOD CENSER
    18TH CENTURY
    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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    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangzhou, circa 1890 - 1920s, thence by descent within the family.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NORTH AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY