A blanc-de-chine incense burner, gui

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Lot 88. A blanc-de-chine incense burner, gui, 17th century; 13.5cm (5 3/8in) wide. Sold for €7,650 (Estimate € 1,500-2,000). Photo Fabrice Gousset.

The vessel raised on a short cylindrical foot with everted rim, the bombe form body flanked by a pair of stylised dragon handles beneath the gently flaring neck.

ProvenanceRobert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981)
Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021).

NoteCompare with a similar blanc-de-Chine incense burner, Qing dynasty, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Dehua Wares Collected by the Palace Museum I, Beijing, 2016, p.322.

Bonhams. The Robert and Jean-Pierre Rousset Collection of Asian Art: A Century of Collecting - Part 1. Paris, 25 october 2022.