Lot 5044: A JADE CARVED 'LUDUAN' BEAST CENSER
December 10, 2016
El Monte, CA, USALive Auction
Description: The censer is carved as a luduan standing with four legs ending in clawed feet. The detachable cover is modelled as the head of the ferocious beast with jaws agape and teeth bared, the beast with finely incised mane and tail flying behind, the stone is of white tone to the front half body and with russet skin to the rear half body. Ming Dynasty period.
Notes: Jade luduan censer of this size is relatively rare. Compare a smaller piece sold in Christie's Hong Kong in April 5, 2015, Lot 259; also compare a smaller piece sold in this room on September 10, 2016, Lot 3094.
Provenance: Property from a private Los Angeles collection
Dimensions: Height: 5 in (12.7 cm) Width: 4 1/4 in (10.8 cm)