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A Blue and White 'Hare' Tripod Censer. Qing Dynasty, Shunzhi Period - Photo Sotheby's

thickly potted with a stout bulbous body supported on three rectangular feet, the exterior painted with a hare amidst a terraced garden with pine and plantain trees, the base with a six-character mark reading Da Qing Nian Dexing zhi (Made by Nian Dexing in the Great Qing dynasty); 22cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimation: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: Christie's Hong Kong, 1st October 1991, lot 940.

EXHIBITED: From the Tang to the Qing: Chinese Ceramics from circa 618-1850 A.D. from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Thompson, Hull University, Hull, 1996, cat. no. 87.

Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Peter and Nancy Thompson; London | 07 nov. 2012 www.sothebys.com