A celadon glazed tripod censer, Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams

Surmounted by a thick mouth rim supporting opposing vertical ring handles above a waisted neck raised atop a body of compressed globular section all supported by three cabriole legs; other than areas along the underside of the feet and the body revealing the unglazed white paste, and several notable patches of exposed clay along the mouth rim burnt a cinnamon hue, the remaining surfaces of the vessel covered in a thick viscous layer of glaze pooling in variegated shades of sea green and emerald (notable areas of kiln debris); now surmounted by a later or contemporary fitted wood lid centered by a jade finial carved as a thinly sectioned pair of gourds or eggplants. 6 1/2in (16.5cm) length across handles. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€2,900 - 4,400)

Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE WORKS OF ARTS, San Francisco, 25 Jun 2014 10:00