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A RARE CELADON JADE INCENSE GARNITURE SET
A RARE CELADON JADE INCENSE GARNITURE SET

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A RARE CELADON JADE INCENSE GARNITURE SET
QIANLONG/JIAQING

Comprising three vessels: a censer, tool vase and incense powder-box, each supported on separate spinach jade stands; the censer carved in shallow relief with stylised taotie masks within a band, flanked on either side of the vessel by an elaborate pair of archaistic phoenix handles carved in openwork, the domed cover similarly decorated with taotie masks under a broad everted circular finial; the matching tool vase of flattened baluster shape with kui dragon handles on each side of the tapered neck; and the box and cover, the latter carved with a stylised shou character (rim chip to box)
The censer, 7 in. (17.8 cm.) across handles, wood stand, box (3)

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For a discussion on incense garniture sets, see lot 658.

(US$7,700-10,000)
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