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A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate HK$90,000 – HK$120,000 ($11,655 – $15,540). Price Realized HK$225,000 ($29,150). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014

The censer is sturdily potted with a compressed bombe-shaped body, supported by three tapering conical legs rising to a slightly splayed neck below a flat everted mouth rim, and pierced at the base with an aperture. The censer is covered overall with an attractive rich green glaze. 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) diam., metal openwork cover, Japanese wood box

Provenance: Property from the Kubo Soryu-an Collection, sold at the Kyoto Bijutsu Club, Japan, 1926, lot no. 129
A private institution, Western Japan, acquired in 1926

CHRISTIE’S. DRAWN BY THE SENSES, 26 November 2014, Convention Hall