A FINE WHITE JADE CENSER AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Of square section supported on ruyi-form feet and with twin lingzhi branch loose-ring handles, each of the tapering sides delicately carved in low relief with flowering braches of peony, lotus, chrysanthemum and prunus below a lipped rim, with the slightly domed cover with four panels repeating the design on the sides, surmounted by a square shuangxi, double-happiness finial
5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) across, box, stand
Yamanaka & Co., Tokyo
Minneapolis Museum of Art, Jade Exhibition 1975, no. 51
Previously sold at Sotheby Park Bernet, New York, 12 January 1973, lot 86.
Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art