Lot 3287. A large bronze archaistic tripod censer, ding, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 1/8 in. (38.3 cm.)Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The body is cast with an upper register of alternating kui dragons and bosses, and a lower register of taotie masks separated by flanges, and is supported on three tall legs emerging from masks. A pair of bail handles rises from the rim, stand.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza