09 mai 2019

A rare blue and white 'Three-legged toad' incense burner and cover, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 86. A rare blue and white 'Three-legged toad' incense burner and cover, Late Ming Dynasty. 15cm (5 8/9in) long. Estimate £ 15,000 - 20,000€ (17,000 - 23,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Moulded in the form of a three-legged toad standing above crashing waves, the pierced cover forming the top half and head of the animal, all decorated in reverse technique with prunus flower heads on a speckled-blue ground, the lower section with three feet, the interior and recessed base glazed, the rims unglazed, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]