• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1091

    AN UNUSUAL 'CHICKEN BONE' JADE ARCHAISTIC TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL 'CHICKEN BONE' JADE ARCHAISTIC TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    The lobed tops of the three legs carved with masks and notched flanges below an archaistic band encircling the deep oval body, with a pair of upright bail handles, and a pierced domed cover, the stone now opaque and of mottled greyish color
    8 in. (20.2 cm.) high, wood stand


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    Provenance

    Received as a gift or acquired in China or Hong Kong prior to 1937.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HENRY R. LUCE, BY DESCENT TO HENRY LUCE III, AND THENCE BY DESCENT TO THE CONSIGNOR