15 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
A blue and white hexagonal censer, underglaze blue Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)
with twin beast-head handles, each panel painted with a shaped cartouche of a crane inflight amongst lingzhi sprays, scrolling clouds, and below tri-grams, each corner with further ruyi-motifs, raised on an apertured base -- 5 3/8in. (13.7cm.) high, fitted box.
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