A JADEITE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
LATE QING QYNASTY
The compressed globular body is carved around in low relief with taotie masks below a band of ruyi heads, surmounted by a neck adorned with keyfret band, supported on three columnar feet issuing from dragon-heads, and flanked by a pair of dragon-head loop handles with loose rings. The circular cover is carved with further taotie masks, topped by a qilin-form finial. The stone has tones ranging from pale celadon to bright apple green with dark specks.
7 1/2 in. (19.2 cm.) across handles, stand
The Collection of C.C.E. Ritting, sold at Sotheby's London, 11 February 1938, lot 65
Charles Stanley Nott, 1 April 1938
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