A pale green jade censer and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 青玉雕鳳鈕獸面紋蓋爐 《樂壽堂御玩》款
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A pale green jade censer and cover
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period
清乾隆 青玉雕鳳鈕獸面紋蓋爐 《樂壽堂御玩》款
the base carved with a five-character seal mark reading Leshoutang yuwan (imperial plaything from the Hall of Happiness and Longevity) (2)
Diameter 4 in., 10.2 cm
The rim of the bowl with two minute chips. There are some minor losses and a bruise to the central aperture of the cover that connects the finial. The finial with some small losses to the extremities, including to the wings, the tuft and the crown of the phoenix. The stone with natural fissures.
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Christie's London, 19th October 1959, lot 139.
Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997).
Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. Q.9.10.