A blue and white tripod censer, Qing dynasty, early Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 101. A blue and white tripod censer, Qing dynasty, early Kangxi period (1662-1722); 11.5cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBPLot sold 3,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008

the circular body with straight sides rising from three short tab feet, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a continuous scene of Budai with small boys at play amidst rocks and swirling mist, all below a narrow chevron band at the rim

Provenance: Commander F Warrington-Strong DSC.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London