Lot 210. An unusual parcel-gilt bronze duck-form censer and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $12,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008
Well cast as a duck standing atop an integral pierced rockwork base, with head raised and beak open, the wings which form the cover cast with upturned feather tips, with a small cash symbol pierced below the tail feathers for the release of smoke, the gilding ending in a shaped line on the lower body and tops of the legs, box.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. 17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.