A blue and white ‘duck’ censer, Ming dynasty, Tianqi-Chongzhen period (1621-1644)

Lot 128. A blue and white ‘duck’ censer, Ming dynasty, Tianqi-Chongzhen period (1621-1644); 16.8cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sothebys 2013

modelled in the form of a duck swimming in a lotus pond, the head turned to its left and the mouth pierced, the body defined with detailed plumage, all supported on three feet. Quantité: 2 

Provenance: A Japanese Private Collection

ExhibitedMing Porcelain for the Japanese Market: Ko-sometsuke & Ko-akai, Marchant, London, 2008, cat. no. 20.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London, 15 mai 2013