Brûle-parfum en grès Qingbai. Chine, dynastie Song du Nord, XIème siècle. Estimate €20,000 – €30,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
The vessel is potted in the form of a bowl with a flat everted rim, supported on a tall pedestal encompassing a narrowly fluted flange above a splayed foot, piered with three ruyi-form apertures. It is covered in a transluscent glaze, pooling to a bluish tinge around the rims and incised areas. 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high
Provenance: The Capelo Collection of Early Ceramics.
Literature: Francisco Capelo & Regina Krahl, Forms of Pleasure: Chinese Ceramics from Burial to Daily Life, p. 156, no. 59.
Exhibited: Museu Nacional do Azulejo, From Ritual to Daily Use. Chinese Ceramic from Francisco Capelo Collection, Lisbon, June 2009, catalogue no. 59.
A QINGBAI INCENSE BURNER. CHINA, NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY
CHRISTIE’S. ART D’ASIE, 10 December 2014, Paris