A Blue and White Censer, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644)

Lot 10. A Blue and White Censer, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period  (1627-1644); 9.8cm., 3 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's

the bombé body supported on a splayed foot, painted to the exterior with Wang Xizhi seated beneath a tree, approached by a boy bearing a goose, all set within a landscape

Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1st December 1977, lot 443.

ExhibitedTransitional Wares and Their Forerunners, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1981, cat. no. 58.
Chinese Ceramics of the Transitional Period (circa 1620-1680 A.D.) from the Collection of Mr & Mrs Peter Thompson, Hull University, Hull, 1985, cat. no. 93.

Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Peter and Nancy Thompson. London, 07 nov. 2012