3091
3091
A JADEITE CENSER AND COVER
LATE 19TH / 20TH CENTURY
Estimation
2 000 0003 000 000
Lot. Vendu 10,240,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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3091
A JADEITE CENSER AND COVER
LATE 19TH / 20TH CENTURY
Estimation
2 000 0003 000 000
Lot. Vendu 10,240,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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A JADEITE CENSER AND COVER
LATE 19TH / 20TH CENTURY
carved from a bright apple-green stone, of lobed quatrefoil form supported on three short cabriole legs, flanked by a pair of mythical-beast head handles suspending loose rings, each finely carved with a fierce expression, gaping jaws revealing sharp fangs, and a finely incised curling mane wreathing their single horn, the cover of conforming quatrefoil section with tapered sides rising to an openwork finial in the form of a single-horned beast bearing his sharp teeth, turning toward a playful cub on its side, the smoothly polished stone of variegated pale and darker mottled green colours
width 16.5 cm., 6 1/2  in.
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Description

The luminosity and coloration of the present stone is expertly displayed through the highly polished body of this censer that has been left plain to draw full attention to its beauty. A related censer, but with mask head legs, from the T.Y. Chao collection, was sold twice in these rooms, 29th November 1979, lot 414, and again, 19th May 1987, lot 1255. Compare also a white jade censer of similar form sold in these rooms, 11th April 2008, lot 3098, and again at Christie’s Hong Kong, 1st June 2011, lot 3752.

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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