• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 412

    TWO SMALL BLANC-DE-CHINE TRIPOD CENSERS

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO SMALL BLANC-DE-CHINE TRIPOD CENSERS
    17TH CENTURY
    One of hexagonal form, raised on three elephant-head supports, the flared sides of the body encircled by a double bow-string band below the flat, everted rim set with a pair of wedge-shaped bail handles; the other of deep cylindrical form, raised on three mask and paw supports, the sides encircled by a band of impressed key fret, with a pair of bail handles rising from the rim, both covered with a glaze of ivory tone
    Both 4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) high, wood stands and boxes (2)


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    Provenance

    Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.


    Exhibited

    An Exhibition of Te Hua Porcelain, Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, January - June 1975, nos. 40 (hexagonal censer) and on the cover, and 39 (cylindrical censer).
    Hexagonal censer: Monochrome Ceramics of Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, Min Chiu Society, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 8 February - 10 April 1977, no. 146.