23 novembre 2022

A very rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner, ding, 15th century

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Lot 116. A very rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner, ding15th century; 21.5cm (8 7/16cm) high. Sold for £88,500 (Estimate $60,000 - $80,000). © Sotheby's 2022

The robustly cast body of globular form supported on three short legs, exterior brightly enamelled in yellow, white, red, and dark blue with large lotus blossoms in two registers amidst leafy scrolls, repeated along the neck, the gilt-bronze rim applied with a pair of flaring upright handles with similar design, all reserved on a turquoise ground.

Provenance: Sotheby's Paris, 9th June 2010, lot 254.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022


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