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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 8

    A large Chinese Longquan celadon yanyan vase and a tripod censer

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1643)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A large Chinese Longquan celadon yanyan vase and a tripod censer
    Ming dynasty (1368-1643)
    The main body incised to each side with a roundel enclosing a flower spray, reserved on a diaper-pattern ground, covered in a lustruous sea-green crackled glaze, cracks, 49.7 cm. high; and a censer carved to the globular sides with a scrolling meander of peony, the unglazed interior impresses with a peony, covered in a sea-green mottled glaze, 34 cm. diam. (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE ITALIAN COLLECTOR