A blue and white quatrelobed tripod censer and a cover. Ming dynasty, Wanli period - Sothebys

the quatrelobed body rising from three legs to a straight rim, flanked by a pair of animal mask handles, the exterior painted with scholars seated by a fence in a garden with pine trees and flowers, encircled at the rim by a shan border, the domed cover painted with floral sprays and surmounted by a recumbent mythical beast. Quantité: 2 - 15cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimation: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 15 mai 2013 www.sothebys.com