A 'Longquan' celadon tripod censer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

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Lot 134. A 'Longquan' celadon tripod censer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Height 3 1/2 in., 8.9 cmEstimate 30,000 — 40,000 USDLot 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.

A censer of this shape and of similar size was sold in our London rooms, 7th June 1994, lot 301; and another from the Eugene Bernat collection was sold in our New York rooms, 7th November 1980, lot 153.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012