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A Longquan Celadon Tripod Censer, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Photo Christies Image Ltd 2012

The censer sturdily potted with a compressed bombe-shape body, applied on the shoulder with a pair of upright disc-shaped handles, supported on three conical feet, the base with an aperture, with a Japanese openwork cover decorated with insects amidst flower and foliage. 6 in. (15.4 cm.) wide - Estimate £7,000 - £10,000

Provenance: A Private European Collection.

Christie's. Chinese. 9 November 2012. London, South Kensington