• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1906

    A FINE ROBIN'S-EGG GLAZED CENSER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINE ROBIN'S-EGG GLAZED CENSER
    QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    The compressed bombe body with two loop handles rising from the rim covered overall in an attractive mottled turquoise glaze, stopping short on the three sturdy feet, incised on the underside with the reign mark
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) across, Japanese metal cover and wood box


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    Compare with a larger robin's-egg glazed example of this same shape (19 cm. across), incised with a hallmark, Xuhuatang Zhi, 'Treasured by the Hall of the Rising Sun', and dated to the Qianlong period, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 26 April 1998, lot 505.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN ASIAN LADY