Brûle-parfum en porcelaine céladon Longquan, gui. Chine, fin de la dynastie Yuan-début de la dynastie Ming, XIVème siècle. Estimate €50,000 – €60,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
The censer is of hexagonal form and is potted in imitation of an archaic bronze gui and is applied with two dragon-form handles. It is moulded to the exterior with a key fret band below the mouth rim and a band of scrolling foliage above the foot. The vessel is covered in a pale celadon glaze, thinning to white around the extremities; small old restoration. 6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) wide
Provenance: With Priestley & Ferraro Chinese Art, London, 2006.
The Capelo Collection of Early Ceramics.
Literature: Francisco Capelo & Regina Krahl, Forms of Pleasure: Chinese Ceramics from Burial to Daily Life, p.176, no. 68.
Longquan Celadon Southern Song to Early Ming, Priestley & Ferraro Chinese Art, London, 2006, catalogue no. 10.
Exhibited: Museu Nacional do Azulejo, From Ritual to Daily Use. Chinese Ceramic from Francisco Capelo Collection, Lisbon, June 2009, catalogue no. 68.
A LONGQUAN CELADON ARCHAISTIC TWO-HANDLED CENSER, GUI. CHINA, LATE YUAN-EARLY MING DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY
CHRISTIE’S. ART D’ASIE, 10 December 2014, Paris