Lot 236. A marbled tripod censer, Ming dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's
the compressed globular body supported on three cabriole legs issuing from animal masks, rising to a short waisted neck and everted rim, the brown and white clay marbled to produce a design of mixed dark and light irregular swirling stripes, covered overall in a clear straw-coloured glaze stopping near the foot; 8.9 cm, 3 1/2 in.
Provenance: Warren E. Cox, New York (according to label).
The Concordia House Collection, Illinois.
Sotheby’s New York, 19th March 2007, lot 125.
Exhibition: Chinese Ceramics in Chicago Collections, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1982, cat. no. 15.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016, 10:00 AM