London, South Kensington
29 March 2007
A Chinese spinach jade lotus censer and cover, Late 18th Century
with twin handles in the form of double lotus pods joined by a long scrolling ribbon, the body of the vase carved as a large lotus flower, the petals carved in relief with shou characters and swastika symbols of good fortune, the base modelled as a large lotus pod, the cover carved with flower and pod finial above a band of the Eight Buddhistic Emblems, wood stand -- 5¼in. (13.3cm.) high.
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