A 'chicken bone' jade tripod incense burner and cover
Of compressed globular form supported on three cabriole feet, each in the form of a paw issuing from the mouth of a taotie mythical beast, the bulbous body intricately worked at the waist with a band of archaistic taotie motifs below a band of keyfret scroll at the mouth rim, flanked at each side by mythical beast handlea in high relief, all beneath a cover worked with additional taotie motifs, surmounted by a coiled dragon reticulated knop, the burnt stone exhibiting various shades of russet-brown with splashes of grey, sepia and magenta.
20.7cm across handles. (2).
Auction terms and conditions