Jade censer and cover

A jade censer and cover


18th century
Diameter: 5 3/4 in, 14.5 cm

the bowl rises from a spreading foot to a broad flange rim decorated with pierced scrolling foliage. The sides of the bowl are finely worked in low relief with the Bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems) above a lappet band. The domed cover is decorated with a pierced frieze of scrolling lotus and is surmounted by a large finial in the form of a peony blossom. The stone is a vibrant spinach-green tone.

Formerly in a European private collection.