A green-glazed pottery cylindrical 'hill' censer and cover, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

A green-glazed pottery cylindrical 'hill' censer and cover, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

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Lot 71. A green-glazed pottery cylindrical 'hill' censer and cover, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 912 in. (24 cm.) highEstimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 1,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020

The cylindrical censer is raised on three kneeling bear-form supports and molded around the sides with mythical creatures and immortals. The cover is molded in high relief with concentric mountains and further animals.

Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L. Klingenstein.

Provenance: Acquired prior to 1994, New York.

Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020