A large celadon-glazed tripod censer. Early Ming Dynasty

Standing on three animal-mask feet, moulded to the exterior of the shallow curving body with the eight trigrams below a band of scrolling foliage, with a band of bosses below the inward-curving rim, covered with an olive-green glaze, stopping short at the centre of the interior and the base. 31.5cm (12½in) diam. (2). Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 - Unsold

Exhibited: Borås Konstmuseum, Gothenburg, 1985.

Illustrated: Mittens Rike, En unik exposé av 4000 års konst och konsthantverk fråan Kina, Borås Konstmuseum, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1985, p.94. Catalogue no.273.

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com