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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 165

    A pair of blanc-de-chine 'Marco Polo' censers and covers

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A pair of blanc-de-chine 'Marco Polo' censers and covers
    Early 18th Century
    The octagonal form raised on scrolling legs, each panel moulded with floral and geometrical designs, the rim mounted with four loop handles, the domed cover moulded with a pierced foliate design and with eight floral knops surrounding the central floral finial, set onto an octagonal stand raised on bracket feet and moulded with similar patterns below floral knops, the interior incised with a flower-head surrounded by a scrolling band, damage and repair, hairline crack
    The censer with cover, 11 cm. high (2)


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    Literature

    For a similar piece see P.J. Donnelly, Blanc de Chine, London, 1969, plate 16.