A small crackle-glazed tripod censer, 18th century

A small crackle-glazed tripod censer, 18th century. Estimate US$8,000 - 12,000 (€7,100 - 11,000)Photo: Bonhams.

Constructed with a pair of rectangular lug handles on the thick rim extending over a waisted neck and a compressed globular body raised on three short feet, the remains of spur marks on the interior and the flat base visible within the glaze layer of pale creamy-brown hue filled with a dense web of russet-stained craze lines, the glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pads where the gray body is revealed within the russet burn. 5in (12.3cm) diameter

Provenance: a Japanese private collection, the old paper label on the base inscribed in Japanese Yamanaka Shokai

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015 10:00 PDT - SAN FRANCISCO