The bowl and cover pierced with scrolling flowers and phoenix having two carved floral handles below a coiled dragon finial and raised upon three stub feet.
Provenance: Purchased from Christies London, July 1963, Lot by the Sabet From the Collection of the late Habib Sabet, and thence by family current owner.
From the collections of Dale Harrison (1923 - 2019) Born in Albany New York at age 18 he enlisted in the Army Air Corp which later became the United States Air Force and was honourably discharged in 1945 after serving as a pilot in World War II. He was an engineer for 2major international corporations and was awarded several patients and worked with NASA developing parts for the early spacesuits. He was a prolific and incredible wood worker, loved refinishing antiques, and working in his rose garden.
Condition: The incense burner and cover are in good overall condition. There are expected minute bruises and nibbles/flakes to the fragile extremities with tiny sections possibly lightly polished.
Weight: 5 Kilograms.
Dimension: Height: 14cm.
Notes: al descent to the Habib Sabet was a highly prominent 20th century Iranian businessman, who achieved great corporate success in countless commercial and industrial ventures in banking construction, pharmaceuticals, energy and more Habib and his son can be credited with the introduction of the first television network in Iran. Habib Sabet was a noted philanthropist and collector of art and antiques. His passion for antiques included, but was not limited to, the exquisite craftsmanship of eighteenth century French decorative arts and Chinese jades. In a chapter concerning Habib Sabet in Eminent Persians: The Men and Women Who Made Modern Iran, 1941-1979. the author makes note that for Mr. Sabet, "one indulgence was collecting antiques and Jade."and that, "he spent his last years travelling, and tending to his vast collection of antiques and works of art" Some of the Sabet treasures have now made their way into the great museums of the world, such as the Louvre and the Getty Museum. Mention of French furniture belonging to Habib Sabet, now in the Getty Museum, can be found in Hess, Catharine and Gillian Wilson. A. Summary Catalogues of European Decorative Arts in the Paul Getty. Los Angeles. Califonia: The Paul Getty Museum.pgs29&42 Published and Illustrated: 1. Compendium of Collections In The Palace Museum, Jade 1, The Palace Museum, p.129, no. 94 2. The Collection of Cultural Relics and Treasures in the Palace Museum, Jade, The Palace Museum, p.53, no. 42