26 juin 2009

A collection of jade and nephrite, Qing Dynasty

A white jade covered censer. Late Qing Dynasty Thinly sectioned and intricately reticulated with a classic lotus flower and leaf scroll design surrounding the finial and curving walls of the domical cover, repeating to the wide rim flange of the censer raised on four short cabriole legs, the two principal and two subsidiary handles suspending loose rings shaped as flowering peony branches, the polished matrix displaying a faint celadon tinge marked with icy white veins, natural fissure lines and faint russet patches. 91/4in... [Lire la suite]