Lot 8. A blue and white ‘Three Star Gods’ censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 21.7cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 8,000-12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.
the bombé body rising from a spreading foot to an everted lipped rim, painted to the exterior with the Three Star Gods divided by the characters fu, lu and shou, all above a ruyi band and below a chevron border at the rim, the base with an apocryphal Xuande mark within a double-circle.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 06 nov. 2013