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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 69

    A WHITE JADE TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER AND COVER

    LATE QING DYNASTY, 19TH/20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A WHITE JADE TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER AND COVER
    LATE QING DYNASTY, 19TH/20TH CENTURY
    The globular body supported on three short cabriolet feet, each emanating from finely carved ferocious lion-masks, flanked on each side by a further powerfully carved lion-mask suspending a loose ring, the slightly domed cover adorned by a Buddhist lion and its cub, the stone of a semi-translucent, even white tone
    6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) wide


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    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. D33, p. 141