• The Collection of a Lady - Mag auction at Christies

    Sale 7827

    The Collection of a Lady - Magnificent French Furniture, Savonnerie, Sèvres Porcelain, Silver and Chinese Works of Art

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 570

    AN IMPRESSIVE PAIR OF SPINACH-GREEN JADE RETICULATED 'DRAGON' PARFUMIERS STANDS AND COVERS

    19TH CENTURY

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    AN IMPRESSIVE PAIR OF SPINACH-GREEN JADE RETICULATED 'DRAGON' PARFUMIERS STANDS AND COVERS
    19TH CENTURY
    Each cylindrical reticulated parfumier boldy carved in relief with long-bodied ferocious dragons writhing amidst clouds, the hexagonal stands supported on short cabriolet legs and with high pierced walls, each corner adorned by a dragon head, the hexagonal covers with a hollow bulbous finial and each corner decorated with a chilong, the stone of an attractive deep green tone
    23¼ in. (59 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    The House of Jade, New York, from whom acquired in 1957.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the quoted literature reference in the catalogue refers to the second publication listed rather than the first.


    Literature

    S.C. Nott, Chinese Culture in the Arts, New York, 1946, pl. 20
    S.C. Nott, Voices from the Flowery Kingdom: Chinese Art of World Reknown, New York, 1947, frontispiece: 'A world famous pair of Imperial Ancestral Altar Incense Burners carved in bold relief with the Imperial Dragons midst clouds. Made for the personal use of the Emperor Ch'ien Lung. Ch'ing Dynasty, circa 1745 A.D'