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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 566

    A LARGE DEHUA TRIPOD CENSER

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE DEHUA TRIPOD CENSER
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Raised on three tall, tapering columnar legs, the bulbous body molded in low relief with a band of confronted pairs of dragons reserved on a fine leiwen ground set between bow-string borders, with a pair of bail handles rising from the flat rim, covered overall with a glaze of ivory tone
    10 in. (25.5 cm.) high


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    A censer of identical size in the Qing Court Collection, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 37 - Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, no. 108.

    A similar, but smaller (15.8 cm. high), censer was included in the exhibition, Blanc de Chine, S. Marchant & Son, London, 1 - 17 November 2006, no. 71; and another, also of smaller size (13.2 cm. high), is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, London, 1994, p. 298, no. 995.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890 - 1920s, thence by descent within the family.