Lot 837. A carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) diam., softwood stand, Japanese wood box. Estimate: USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's 2021
The deep bombé-form body is raised on three cabriole legs and carved with florets within a geometric design below a band of cloud pattern on the straight neck. It is covered overall with a crackled glaze of sea-green tone with the exception of the unglazed center of the interior and the protruding rounded center of the base.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 23-24 september 2021