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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 504

    AN UNUSUAL IVORY-GLAZED CENSER

    TANG/SONG DYNASTY, 10TH-13TH CENTURY

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    AN UNUSUAL IVORY-GLAZED CENSER
    TANG/SONG DYNASTY, 10TH-13TH CENTURY
    The cylindrical body raised on four tiger mask and paw supports and encircled by two raised, ribbed bands and a triple incised band at mid- body, possibly in imitation of a metal-mounted prototype, covered inside and out with a finely crackled glaze of slightly olive-tinged color continuing onto the base which shows the fine white ware
    7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam., box


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    A Liao dynasty white-glazed tripod censer with similar mask and claw- foot supports was included in the exhibition, Chinese Art of the Song and Yuan Periods, Tokyo National Museum, 1961, no. 286.

    The result of Oxford Authentication thermoluminescence test no. P108x97 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 2000.