Lot 19. A Junyao purple-splashed tripod incense burner, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368); 11cm (4 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,600 - 7,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019.
The compressed globular body rising from three short curving legs to a constricted neck and a flat everted mouth, flanked by high rectangular handles each enclosing a stylised chilong, applied with a milky-blue glaze dotted with purple splashes, paling to a light-brown tone at the rim and stopping short of the legs.
Provenance: Roger Keverne Ltd., London
A distinguished English private collection.
Note: For related examples, see Illustrated Catalogue of Tokyo National Museum: Chinese Ceramics II, Tokyo, 1990, p.24, no.85; M.Tregear, Song Ceramics, p.134, no.163; and S.Lee and W.K.Ho, Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), Cleveland, 1968, no.59, in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019