A Dehua incense burner, 17th century

Lot 333. A Dehua incense burner, 17th century; 14.3 cm, 5 5/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 52,500 HKD (5,643 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

of bombé form, flanked by a pair of lion mask handles, the base with an apocryphal Xuande seal mark in archaic script.

ProvenanceCollection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family.

Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2017