A fine white jade reticulated incense burner and cover 19th century
Lot 18*
A fine white jade reticulated incense burner and cover
19th century
£25,000 - 35,000
US$ 40,000 - 56,000

Lot Details
A fine white jade reticulated incense burner and cover 19th century
A fine white jade reticulated incense burner and cover
19th century
Of globular form supported on a short splayed foot, the body and cover superbly carved in openwork with a band of scrolling peony blooms and foliage, flanked by a pair of handles with delicately-detailed peony flowers borne on leafy stems, the domed cover surmounted by three blossoming peonies, the semi-translucent stone of an even white tone.
13.6cm (5¾in) wide (2).

Footnotes

  • 十九世紀 白玉鏤雕牡丹紋花薰

    A similar white jade reticulated censer dated to the Qing Dynasty, and another dated to the Qianlong period, are in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, and the Palace Museum, Beijing, see Masterworks of Chinese Jade in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1980, pl.28; The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Jadeware (III), Hong Kong, 1995, pl.42 (from the Qing Court Collection); and China: The Three Emperors 1662-1795, London, 2005, pl.228. Another related jade censer from the Qing Court Collection is illustrated in Qing Dynasty Studies of the Collections of the National Museum of China: Jade, Beijing, 2007, pl.243. See also a spinach-green jade example from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, dated to the Qianlong period, illustrated by J.C.S.Lin, The Immortal Stone: Chinese jades from the Neolithic period to the twentieth century, Cambridge, 2009, Catalogue no.85.
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