18 March 2009
A GREEN JADE CENSER AND COVER
The rounded sides carved in crisp low relief with the 'Three Friends of Winter' (pine, bamboo and prunus), flanked by a pair of upright curved handles topped by animal masks and raised on a shallow pedestal foot, the domed cover intricately pierced and carved with a band of leafy peony scroll above a band of chrysanthemum scroll, all below the hollow flower-form knop, the stone of rich moss-green tone
8 in. (20.2 cm.) across
Frank H. Fulford Collection, Leeds, England.
The House of Jade, New York, May 1959.
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