Lot 252
  • 252

A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' CENSER MING DYNASTY, WANLI PERIOD, DATED 1611

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Sold
8,125 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Ceramic
  • 27cm
the cylindrical body rising to an inverted dished rim, painted with a pair of dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls above mountain peaks and crashing waves divided by three moulded mythical beast heads, separated by two inscribed cartouches with a date, place of manufacture and dedication

Provenance

Collection of P.J. Donnelly.

Literature

Sheila Riddell, Dated Chinese Antiquities 600-1650, London, 1979, fig. 82, p. 102.

Catalogue Note

A slightly smaller censer dated 1637, was included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition Radiant Ming 1368-1644 through the Min Chiu Society Collection, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong, 2015, cat. no. 281.
Close