A Small Junyao Tripod Censer, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th Century

Lot 1468. A Small Junyao Tripod Censer, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th Century; 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) across mouth. Estimate $8,000 - $10,000. Price Realized $80,500. photo Christie's Ltd 2011

The compressed body raised on three cabriole legs and with a short cylindrical neck below the rounded outer sides of the inward-canted rim, the exterior covered with an opaque glaze of pale milky blue color that thins to mushroom on the edges of the mouth rim and continues into the interior of the neck

Provenance: Gisèle Cröes, Brussels.

Property from a private European collecion.

Note: A similar Junyao tripod censer of comparable size is illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, vol. I, Geneva, 1968, A 38.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I & II,  15 - 16 September 2011. New York, Rockefeller Plaza.