20 - 21 March 2014
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A GREENISH-WHITE JADE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
The slightly compressed, globular body is raised on three tapering supports, and is carved on one side with a pair of dragons chasing a flaming pearl, and a phoenix with flowering branches on the other. The pair of stylized mask handles at the shoulder suspend loose rings, and the cover has an openwork dragon finial. The pale greenish-white stone has a few milky inclusions.
5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) wide with handles, fitted zitan stand
Wu Shuzhen (Wu Shu-chen, b. 1938) Collection, San Francisco.
Orientations Gallery, Monterey, California.
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