A very rare Yaozhou tripod censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

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Lot 1315. A very rare Yaozhou tripod censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 5/8 in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.

The compressed globular body is raised on three lion's-paw feet, and decorated with a band of foliate scroll below a triple-grooved band. The neck is decorated with a band of upright petals below the everted rim. The censer is covered overall with a pale greyish-green glaze. 

Note: A yaozhou tripod censer of similar form, but left undecorated around the body, was sold at Sotheby's London, 16 May 2018, lot 71.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14 September 2018