Lot 1488. A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 12½ in. (31.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011
Heavily potted and raised on three mask and paw supports, the shallow rounded sides carved with a diaper band between borders of small applied florets, with incurved rim, covered overall with a glaze of sea-green color ending in a slightly irregular circle in the interior around an unglazed area impressed with diaper pattern that has burnt orange in the firing, as has the unglazed center of the underside, Japanese wood box.