A Blue and White Censer. Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period - 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; 9.8cm., 3 7/8 in. Estimation: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

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

EXHIBITED: Transitional 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 www.sothebys.com