A blue and white bombé-form censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period

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.

ExhibitedA 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