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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 582

    AN UNUSUAL FAHUA TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER

    MING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1500

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    AN UNUSUAL FAHUA TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
    MING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1500
    The barrel-form body raised on three cabriole supports and molded around the sides with a broad band of cell diaper between bead borders, all in turquoise and dark blue, as is the flat cover molded in high relief with lotus leaves, the central leaf with a small aperture for the release of vapor, the four surrounding demi-leaves issuing from the raised outer edge, interiors unglazed
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high, box


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    A fahua tripod flower pot with a band of similar cell diaper incorporated into the decoration and dated c. 1488-1566 is illustrated by J. Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, pp. 422-3, no. 13:27.

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