Chinese Jade from the John and Berthe Ford Collection (lots 389 to 428)
A spinach jade incense burner, fangding
Qianlong Of rectangular section with slightly lobed sides, standing on four tubular legs worked with taotie motifs, the exterior intricately worked with a vivid design of 'kuilong' leaping from a raging torrent, flanked by a pair of handles, wood cover and stand. 10.5cm high. (3).
For a closely related spinach jade incense burner of fangding form in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Shanghai, 2008, pg. 14, pl.10.
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