A pale green jade archaistic four-legged incense burner 18th century
Lot 84
A pale green jade archaistic four-legged incense burner 18th century
Sold for £45,600 (US$ 76,599) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A pale green jade archaistic four-legged incense burner
18th century
Carved in crisp relief around the flaring straight sides below a flat rim on each of the four faces with a double-comma roundel above two shields and all above a continuous grooved meander, divided at the compass points by a stylised taotie mask on the rim and four short lion-mask legs just below the slightly concave base.
18.3cm (7¼in) wide

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Christie's New York, 9 June 1989, lot 166.

    The taotie masks and grooved meander working its way around the body bear relation to a Qianlong period jade vase and cover, in the Qing Court Collection, with similar archaistic motifs in low relief, and with a 'Da Qing Qianlong fang gu' mark, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Jadeware (III), Hong Kong, 1995, p.180, fig.147.
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