Lot 142. A blue and white 'landscape' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 ⅛ in., 20.5 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 18,900 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
of bombé form supported on a slightly splayed foot, the rounded sides sweeping to a gently flared rim, finely painted around the exterior with a continuous riverbank landscape with pavilions, rockwork, and trees, several figures strolling through the idyllic environs, all beneath a keyfret band and a row of small dots encircling the everted neck, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark.
Property from the Studio of Serendipitous Encounters.
Provenance:Sotheby's London, 30th March 1982, lot 162.
Collection of Chia-Shi Lin (1930-2020), and thence by descent.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021