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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3265

    AN IMPERIAL ARCHAISTIC JADEITE FANGDING-FORM CENSER AND COVER

    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

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    AN IMPERIAL ARCHAISTIC JADEITE FANGDING-FORM CENSER AND COVER

    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
    The rectangular vessel is raised on four tall angular scroll feet with taotie masks. Each of the wider side of the body is carved in shallow relief with two adorsed angular dragons flanking a four-character archaistic inscription, the narrow sides with two dragons facing opposite directions flanking a lion-mask handle, all below a pair of upright bail handles. The cover is similarly decorated on each side and surmounted by an openwork lion and cub finial, and the base carved with an apocryphal Qianlong four-character seal mark. The semi-translucent stone is of an icy sea-green tone suffused with bright green veins.


    9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm.) high, wood stand, Japanese wood box


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    Provenance

    A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1950s