A small Junyao tripod censer, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century. © Christie's 2003
The compressed body raised on three small curved feet below a slightly tapering neck and everted rim, covered inside and out with a soft turquoise blue glaze thinning to mushroom on the edges of the rim - 4in. (10.2cm.) across, stand and box Lot 257. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,975
Notes: Compare a smaller Junyao blue-glazed censer of similar form illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, vol. I, Geneva, 1968, A 38. Other Junyao blue-glazed censers of similar form are illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. I, London, 1994, p. 222, no. 391; and J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics: The Koger Collection, London, 1985, p. 53, no. 30.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 September 2003, New York, Rockefeller Plaza