Lot 37. A rare polychrome enamelled incense burner, gui, Late Ming Dynasty; 16cm (6 1/4in) wide. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,600 - 6,900). © Bonhams 2001-2019
Of compressed globular shape, finely enamelled in tones of red, green, turquoise and yellow around the exterior with a continuous scene of egrets, kingfishers, and a pair of mandarin ducks in a lotus pond, flanked by a pair of mythical-beast-head handles.
Note: Compare with a related polychrome-enamelled incense burner, dated 1620, illustrated in Transitional Wares and their Forerunners, Hong Kong, 1981, p.106, no.53
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019