19 September 2007
A LARGE WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
Raised on three lion-mask and paw supports, the rounded sides carved in relief with two large taotie masks above a band of angular scrolls, with a pair of pierced upright handles surmounted by lion heads, with further archaistic bands on the domed cover below three small recumbent rams surrounding the base of the compressed hollow knop carved around the sides with a Qianlong yu zhi mark and on top surrounding the circular aperture with pairs of confronted dragons, the stone of very pale greenish-white color
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high, wood stand, wood box
Japanese private collection.
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