A FINE WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC CENSER AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the globular censer finely carved with a band of archaistic taotie masks defined by raised lines, flanked by a pair of upright scrolling handles in openwork, all resting on three short curled feet decorated with ruyi heads, the domed cover carved with a similar band of archaistic taotie motif surmounted by an intricate openwork coiled dragon, the stone of milky white tone with natural veins and inclusions
15.8 cm., 6 1/4 in.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th November 1986, lot 366.
Christie's Hong Kong, 30th October 1995, lot 1253.