A very fine rose quartz two-handled tripod bowl and cover
Late 18th/19th century
Carved from an unusually rich, even and partially transparent stone as a compressed globular bowl, both sides with a large shallow-relief taotie mask, the sides with two heavy lion-mask loose-ring handles, all standing on three stocky lion-head legs, the tall tapering cover carved with three lion-ring loose handles beneath an openwork coiled dragon finial, wood stand, fitted box.
20cm (8in) wide (4).
Chinese Works of Art
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