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Lot 35. An spinach-green jade reticulated circular incense burner and cover, 18th century; 17.3cm (6 3/4in) diam. (3). Sold for HKD 165,750 (Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000)© Bonhams 2001-2022

The gently rounded sides rising to a flat everted rim, the domed cover in two tiers and surmounted by a coiled dragon finial, all carved in openwork with scrolling lotus, with a lappet band to the rim, the mottled spinach-green stone with speckled black inclusions, stand and box.

ProvenanceEdward I. Farmer, New York.

NoteThe carving of this jade censer and cover is intricately done, demonstrating the quality of 18th century craftsmanship. A spinach-green jade example is in the Qing Court Collection and illustrated in Zhongguo yuqi quanji, vol.2, Hebei, 2005, p.555, no.80.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, Hong Kong, 30 November 2022