A simulated-bronze brown-glazed tripod incense burner, 18th century. Sold for £4,000 (€5,105). Photo: Bonhams.
The compressed body raised on three conical feet, with a pair of arched handles raised from the rim, all covered in a lustrous rich persimmon-coloured glaze that stops short of the foot. 15cm (6in) diam.
Provenance: Strömstad (label)
Exhibited, published and illustrated: The World in Monochromes: An exhibition of single-coloured ceramics from members of The Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 2009, Catalogue, p.100, no.224
Note: Compare a similar tripod vessel with a glossy glaze simulating the patination of bronze dated to the Qianlong period and illustrated by L.Liang-yu, Ch’ing Official and Popular Wares: A Survey of Chinese Ceramics 5, Taipei, 1991, p.204.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 6 Nov 2014 13:30 GMT – LONDON, NEW BOND STREET