15 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 42,500
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A BLANC-DE-CHINE ARCHAISTIC CENSER, GUI
The body raised on a spreading foot, the sides molded with stylized taotie masks and fretwork, flanked by C- scroll handles issuing from animal masks, the glaze of warm ivory tone
8½in. (21.5cm.) across handles, wood stand, box
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.
A COLLECTION OF BLANC-DE-CHINE FROM AN EAST COAST COLLECTION
An Exhibition of Te Hua Porcelain, Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, January - June 1975, no. 44.
Chinese art specialist Michelle Cheng discusses the ’quiet, subtle grace’ of this superb piece from the Virata Fami..
Scholars’ objects were the luxury goods of their time — but they represented much more than monetary wealth