Lot 1085. A blue and white bombé-form censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644). Diameter 9 in., 23 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $6,250. © Sotheby's
of compressed ovoid form, the rounded sides rising to a short waisted neck terminating in an everted rim, the exterior painted with a continuous riverscape with dwellings and two scholars, each with an attendant, beneath a band of beribboned Buddhist emblems interspersed with stylized clouds encircling the waist.
Property from the Collection of Jeannette Curuby.
Exhibited: A Walk into China’s Past, Art Center of Battle Creek, Michigan, 1976, cat. no. 62.
Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017