Lot 1715. A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 4 ¾ in. (12.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
The compressed body has three narrow flanges formed by slip beginning at the shoulder and trailing down each of the three slightly splayed, conical legs, all below the cylindrical neck that rises to a flat, everted rim. The censer is covered overall with a crackled glaze of rich blue-green tone that thins on the flanges, Japanese lacquered box.
Property from the Linyushanren Collection
Literature: Sen Shu Tey, The Collection of Chinese Art - Special Exhibition 'Run through 10 years', Tokyo, 2006, p.60, no.72.
Exhibited: Tokyo, Sen Shu Tey, The Collection of Chinese Art - Special Exhibition 'Run through 10 years', 22 - 23 November 2006.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2019