A marbled tripod censer, Ming dynasty

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.

ProvenanceWarren E. Cox, New York (according to label).
The Concordia House Collection, Illinois.
Sotheby’s New York, 19th March 2007, lot 125.

ExhibitionChinese 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