• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 414

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

    CIRCA 1680

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BLANC-DE-CHINE 'MARCO POLO' OCTAGONAL CENSER WITH COVER AND A 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. (14.6 cm.) across handles; stand 6¾ in. (17 cm.) diam.; 4¾ in. (12 cm.) high overall, box


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    Provenance

    Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.


    Exhibited

    An Exhibition of Te Hua Porcelain, Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, January - June 1975, no. 52.