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The House of Jade, New York, from whom acquired in 1957.
Please note that the quoted literature reference in the catalogue refers to the second publication listed rather than the first.
S.C. Nott, Chinese Culture in the Arts, New York, 1946, pl. 20
S.C. Nott, Voices from the Flowery Kingdom: Chinese Art of World Reknown, New York, 1947, frontispiece: 'A world famous pair of Imperial Ancestral Altar Incense Burners carved in bold relief with the Imperial Dragons midst clouds. Made for the personal use of the Emperor Ch'ien Lung. Ch'ing Dynasty, circa 1745 A.D'