3305
3305
A SPINACH-GREEN JADE TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER AND COVER WITH A WHITE JADE STAND
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 1,375,000 HKD
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3305
A SPINACH-GREEN JADE TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER AND COVER WITH A WHITE JADE STAND
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 1,375,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A SPINACH-GREEN JADE TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER AND COVER WITH A WHITE JADE STAND
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
with a deep rounded body supported on three short mythical beast mask legs, the exterior of the body skilfully rendered in low relief with taotie masks and notched flanges, flanked on the sides with a pair of loop handles, each suspending a loose ring and elaborately rendered as a mythical beast's head extending from the rim between a pair of outstretched wings, the domed cover centred with a finial decorated with a shou roundel and surrounded with a frieze enclosing taotie masks and notched flanges, the stone of a rich dark green colour with white and black speckles, the shaped white jade stand modelled in the form of three ruyi-shaped branches, each with a concave roundel to house each leg of the incense burner, reticulated with scrolling flowers and foliage
21.4 cm, 8 3/8  in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 18th May 1989, lot 772.

Catalogue Note

Closely related incenser burners and stands are known, but of slightly elongated proportions and with a dragon knop, such as one sold in our New York rooms, 28th May 1991, lot 31, and again at Christie’s New York, 29th March 2008, lot 470; another sold in our London rooms, 28th October 1988, lot 307; and a third example sold at Christie’s New York, 2nd June 1994, lot 123. See also incense burners of this type, but lacking their stand and carved with bird-head handles and a dragon knop, including one sold in these rooms, 8th October 2014, lot 3736; and another sold at Christie’s London, 5th December 1994, lot 367.

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