Lot 840. A carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) across handles, reticulated silver cover, Japanese double wood box. Estimate: USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's 2021
The censer is raised on three animal-mask feet and the sides are incised with 'cash' pattern between two bands of applied florets below two rope-twist handles at the rim. The censer is covered with a thick glaze of soft sea-green color except for an area in the center of the interior which was left in the biscuit and impressed with a flower spray.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 23-24 september 2021