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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 744

    A BLANC-DE-CHINE 'MARCO POLO' OCTAGONAL CENSER WITH COVER AND STAND

    CIRCA 1680

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    A BLANC-DE-CHINE 'MARCO POLO' OCTAGONAL CENSER WITH COVER AND STAND
    CIRCA 1680
    The censer raised on eight cabriole legs and molded around the sides with panels of foliate decoration, with small scroll handles projecting from four corners, the openwork cover molded with prunus and lotus and applied with nine small flower heads repeated on the rim of the stand which is raised on eight ruyi-head feet, the sides molded with flower sprays and the interior impressed with a lotus spray, all under a creamy white glaze
    Censer 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) across handles, stand 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) across, 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high overall


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    A similar example is illustrated by P.J. Donnelly, Blanc de Chine, London, 1969, pl. 16.