A CHINESE WHITE JADE 'LAOZI' INCENSE HOLDER
With a cylindrical body depicting Laozi, the founder of Taoism, riding on a buffalo and accompanied with a boy wandering among the bamboos, and down the cliff an elderly figure holding a staff behind two boys, all in the background of the lush and rocky landscape setting, between a key-fret bordered spinach-green jade reticulated cover and stand. Qing Dynasty Qianlong period.
Height: 9 in (22.9 cm) Width: 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm)
Provenance: Property from a prestigious private collection, Los Angeles, acquired in Hong Kong in early years
Compare two similar white jade incense holders, one in the collection of Beijing Palace Museum, No. 00098874 ; and the other in the collection of Victoria Albert Museum, No. 1652-1882
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