Lot 134. A 'Longquan' celadon tripod censer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Height 3 1/2 in., 8.9 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's
of compressed globular form with a short neck and broad everted rim, supported on three tall tapering legs each molded with a vertical flange, covered overall in a pale whitish-green glaze.
Provenance: Baur Collection, no. A99.
Belgian Private Collection.
Sotheby's London, 9th November 2005, lot 274.
Note: Similar censers are included in the Illustrated Catalogue of Sung Dynasty Porcelain in the National Palace Museum. Lung-ch'uan Ware, Ko and other Wares, Taipei, 1974, pls. 11-12; and in the Illustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum. Chinese Ceramics, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1988, cat. no. 513, from the Yokogawa collection.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012