Lot 3025. A rare blue and white 'Bajixiang and lotus' tripod censer, Jiaqing six-character sealmark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820); 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The censer is of compressed globular shape and painted in underglaze blue of rich inky-blue tones in imitation of Mingstyle ‘heaping and piling’ effect. The Bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, are evenly spaced around the exterior of the rounded body dividing lotus sprays above the three small globular feet and a band of ruyi lappets around the mouth rim.