A large yellow jade incense burner, fangding Mid Qing dynasty
Lot 417
A large yellow jade incense burner, fangding Mid Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 8,384,000 (US$ 1,080,021) inc. premium

Lot Details
Chinese Jade from the John and Berthe Ford Collection (lots 389 to 428)
A large yellow jade incense burner and cover, fangding
Mid Qing dynasty
Rising on four tall straight feet, each side enclosing a taotie mask flanked by whorl and geometric motifs reserved on a key-fret ground, separated by raised notched flanges, all below a frieze of zoomorphic motifs reserved on a leiwen ground, flanked by upright handles, the fitted cover intricately worked with interlocking ruyi heads below a knop in the form of a dragon depicted in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the stone of a rich yellowish-green tinged with russet splashes, wood stand.
23.4cm high. (3).

Footnotes

  • 清中期 黃玉雕饕餮扉棱紋高足方鼎形爐

    Provenance來源:
    Frederick Hardenbrook Ltd., 9 December 1966

    Fangding were utilised in the late Shang dynasty as ritual food vessels, and the shape was frequently utilised in the Qianlong period. For another jade vessel in the form of a fangding in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, see The Refined Taste of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of Archaic and Pictorial Jades of the Ch'ing Court, Taipei, 1997, pp. 58-9, no.2. See also a green jade fangding in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum Vol.III Jadeware, Hong Kong, 1996, p.189, no.155.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the vessel and cover may have been matched.
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