A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1175. A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 4 ¾ in. (12.1 cm.) wide across the handles. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The compressed globular body is raised on three short feet, and is lightly carved on the exterior with a band of lotus scroll below two rope-twist handles. The censer is covered overall with a glaze of sea-green color, Japanese silver openwork cover.

ProvenanceS. Marchant & Son, London, 2009.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York