Lot 1055. A carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) across. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019.
The censer is raised on three animal-mask feet and the sides are incised with 'cash' pattern between two bands of applied florets below two rope-twist handles at the rim. The censer is covered with a thick glaze of soft sea-green color except for an area in the center of the interior which was left in the biscuit and impressed with a flower spray, Japanese metal openwork cover, double Japanese wood box.