Lustrous carved Chinese nephrite celadon jade, in bowl formation, with domed lid, ornate finial, and four free-ring ornamentations. Dragon head creates shoulder pieces whose bosoms curl outward connecting further down the vessel to complete the handle grips. Tripod footings protrude from the bottom of the censer mating to corresponding grooves located on the hardwood stand. Decorated with archaistic pattern interspersed with beautiful chisel work. The stone of white or pale celadon color with a moist oily appearance with a tinge of grayish-brown inclusions.
Dimensions: 136.52mm H x 200.05mm W
Stand: 1-1/2" H
PROVENANCE: From the estate and inheritance of Cecil Knight Jr. (1933- 2017).
He was gifted these items from his parents who had lived abroad in the late 1800s.
Cecil Knight Sr. professional experience was in foreign property acquisition for major corporations, trips to find and evaluate a piece of property often would take 6 months or more. This time while in foreign countries also allowed the couple to search out and collect highly sought after rare and unique antiques that they would bring back as gifts for his family members and add into their private collection.
Over many years they had collected more than 240 Chinese items as well as almost 1,500 European works of art and treasures.
The following Item(s) from the estate and inheritance of Cecil Knight Jr. offered at auction catalog listing from Lot-23 through Lot-60.