A carved longquan celadon ‘lotus’ censer and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3027. A carved Longquan celadon ‘lotus’ censer and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 6 ¾ in. (17.2 cm.) overall heightEstimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

The censer is carved on the everted rim, rounded sides and sides above the apron-feet with overlapping lotus petals. The cover is pierced on the sides with foliate patterns below a row of lotus petals in high relief, surmounted by an elaborate lotus bud-form finial. Both the censer and cover are applied to the exterior with a densely crackled glaze of olive-green tone, the interior unglazed revealing the buff body.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 30 November 2020