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Jade Censer

Auction:
2678B
Lot:
210
Sold for:
$11,400$9,500

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2678B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 12, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Jade Censer, China, 18th/19th century, the compressed globular body of the censer is carved in low relief with stylized taotie masks interrupted by a pair of handles issuing from large dragon heads, allsupported on three lion-mask feet, dark green stone with pale green and white inclusions, dia. 6 5/8 in.

Provenance: Purportedly acquired by Baron von Kettler and passed on to current owner by descent.

Note: Baron von Kettler (1853-1900) joined the Imperial German diplomatic corps and was appointed the Plenipotentiary of the German Empire at Beijing in 1899. He was later killed in the Boxer Rebellion.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

on one handle the top of the dragon's head has a small missing piece, a small depression in the interior (possibly from the manufacture process), natural hairlines/inclusions


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Jade Censer, China, Beijing, Boxer

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