Lot 5001. A rare black-glazed 'deer' incense holder, Jin-Xixia dynasty; h. 29.8 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 88,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd., P102f23.
Provenance: Roger Keverne Ltd., London.
Literature: Roger Keverne, Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics, London, 2003, cat. no. 49.
Note: Similar wares, excavated from the kiln site at Ciyaobu, are illustrated in Institute of Archaeology, CASS; Select Archaelogical Finds: Album to the 40th Anniversary of the Founding of the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, nos. 1 and 4, p. 349.
Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021