• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2046

    A WHITE JADE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER

    Price Realised  

    A WHITE JADE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
    QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

    The compressed globular body well hollowed on the interior, the exterior flanked by a pair of mythical lion-head, each ferocious head issuing a loop handle suspending a loose ring, supported on three cabriole legs emerging from lion-masks; the tall domed cover surmounted by a bushy-tailed mythical lion, its lively body turned with one paw on a ball, acommpanied by its young, the semi-translucent stone of an even tone
    7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) high, wood stand


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    Provenance

    Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2 November 1998, lot 574


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN