A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed'trigram' censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

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Lot 115. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'trigram' censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)Diameter 4 ⅞ in., 12.5 cmEstimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 12,600 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

of archaistic lian form, well potted with the deep sides rising from a tapered circular foot on the base to an inverted mouth rim, all supported on three cabriole legs, decorated around the body in relief with the 'Eight Trigrams' between two raised fillets, covered overall with an attractive lustrous sea-green glaze, save for the interior center and the foot ring left unglazed revealing the stoneware body burnt russet-orange.

Property from a Boston Private Collection.

Provenance: Alberts-Langdon, Inc., Boston, 2001.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021