A very rare Longquan celadon pagoda-shaped censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

A very rare Longquan celadon pagoda-shaped censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate HK$200,000-300,000 (US$26,000-39,000). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The three-tiered pagoda is supported by a hexagonal shaped base and is covered overall in a pale bluish-green glaze. The first level is modelled with six columns supporting the roof above. The second and third levels are also raised by six coloumns, all supporting the roofs above. The roofs of the pagoda are detailed with moulded tiles and are modelled to each corner with dragon-carp terminals. 9¬ in. (24.5 cm.) high, Japanese wood box

ProvenanceProperty from the Matsudaira Family Collection sold at the
Tokyo Bijutsu Club Japan, 1925, lot 120 (fig. 1)
A private institution, western Japan, acquired in 1925

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fig. 1 Tokyo Bijutsu Club auction catalogue of Property from the Matsudaira Family Collection, Japan, 1925, lot 120

Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART6 October 2015, 22nd Floor