20 - 21 March 2014
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A WHITE JADE CENSER AND COVER
The body is raised on a spreading ring foot, and has a pair of winged dragon and loose ring handles between two pairs of archaistic dragons confronted on a pearl well carved in low relief on the sides. The domed cover is similarly carved below a ruyi border, and surmounted by a reticulated finial carved as a dragon striding amidst clouds and flames. The semi-translucent stone, of even color, has some opaque mottling.
5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam., wood stand
Acquired in London, prior to 1980.
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