• 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 357

    A BLUE AND WHITE CENSER

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    A BLUE AND WHITE CENSER
    The bombé body flanked by stylized dragon handles, painted with two peony sprays below flower sprays on the waisted neck, the base with a six-character mark reading Taichang first year, corresponding to 1620
    6 in. (15.3 cm.) across handles, wood stand, box


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    Provenance

    Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.


    Saleroom Notice

    This censer was included in the exhibition, Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, Oriental Ceramic Society, Hong Kong, 1981, no. 53.


    Literature

    Mao, Philip Wen-chee, "A Ming Blue and White Incense Burner with a T'ai-Ch'ang Mark", Archives of Asian Art, XXIII (1969-70).
    Discussed by Jessica Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, p. 350.


    Exhibited

    Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 29 January - 29 March 1981, p. 106, no. 53.