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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 666

    A DEHUA CENSER

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A DEHUA CENSER
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Of bombé form, raised on a slightly flared foot and set with a pair of 'fish'-shaped handles, covered with a glaze of milk-white color that falls short on the interior to expose a white slip that stops above the unglazed center
    5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) across handles, box, wood stand


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    The shape of the censer and the handles is based on bronze prototypes such as the two bronze censers from the collection of Yang Ping Zhen illustrated in Jin Yu Qing Yan (Golden Jade and Green Smoke), National Museum of History, Taipei, 1996, pp. 226-7, nos. 159 and 160, where the handles are described as fish-shaped.

    Provenance

    Edward T. Chow.
    M.C. Wang Collection, China, formed through the 1940s, and thence by descent to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN ASIAN FAMILY COLLECTION


    Literature

    H.D. Ling and E.T. Chow, Collection of Chinese Ceramics from the Hall of Leisurely Pastime, vol. II, Hong Kong, privately printed, 1950, no. 114.