A Longquan celadon bronze-form tripod censer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2008
The compressed globular body raised on four cabriole legs, with a pair of applied D-shaped handles flanking the short neck and joining the shoulder to the edge of the everted rim, covered overall with a glaze of sea-green color, a central aperture in the base surrounded by the remains of a kiln support on the interior and the surrounding unglazed ring on the base burnt orange in the firing; with a Meiji period parcel-gilt pierced cover finely cast and chased with numerous insects amidst flowers and foliage; 6 in. (15.2 cm.) across handles, box. Estimate $6,000 – $8,000. Price Realized $7,500
Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. 17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.