A 'chicken bone' jade tripod incense burner and cover Qianlong
Lot 216
A 'chicken bone' jade tripod incense burner and cover Qianlong
Sold for HK$ 1,580,000 (US$ 203,868) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 'chicken bone' jade tripod incense burner and cover
Qianlong
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).

Footnotes

  • Provenance 來源:
    The Jade Collector, Los Angeles, 2 April 1991

    Exhibited 展覽:
    Palm Springs Museum, Jade in Chinese Culture, no.130

    For an incense burner and cover of similar form in spinach jade, with similar coiled dragon knop, animal mask handles and archaistic motifs, see Stanley C. Nott, Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages. A Review of Its Characteristics, Decoration, Folklore and Symbolism, Japan, 1962, p.143, pl.CXVIII.

    清乾隆 沁色玉獸面紋仿古蓋爐

    鈣化玉呈雞骨白色,質感細膩。鈕為鏤雕正面盤龍紋,蓋面飾獸面紋,口沿飾回紋一周,口沿下飾一周凹槽,內有陰刻如意紋,腹兩面飾淺浮雕獸面紋,與蓋獸面相對應,三短獸足,每足上雕有一獸首,兩側雕獸首耳,雕工精細,匠心獨韻。

    此香爐上所飾紋飾,具有乾隆仿古紋飾的特點,對比參看另一件相同紋飾的碧玉仿古簋例子,見Stanley C. Nott,《Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages. A Review of Its Characteristics, Decoration, Folklore and Symbolism》, 日本,1962,頁143,圖版CXVIII。
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