15 September 2009
A BLANC-DE-CHINE 'MARCO POLO' OCTAGONAL CENSER WITH COVER AND A STAND
The censer raised on eight cabriole legs and molded around the sides with panels of foliate decoration, with small scroll handles projecting from four corners, the openwork cover molded with prunus and lotus and applied with nine small flower heads repeated on the rim of the stand which is raised on eight ruyi-head feet, the sides molded with flower sprays and the interior impressed with a lotus spray, all under a creamy white glaze
Censer 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) across handles; stand 6¾ in. (17 cm.) diam.; 4¾ in. (12 cm.) high overall, box
Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.
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