A RARE LARGE 'YAOZHOU' CELADON TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
300,000 - 500,000 HKD
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sturdily potted with a bombé body rising to a short constricted neck and wide everted rim, the lower body bordered with two fillets, below a gently raised border to the upper body, all supported on three splayed legs decorated with a mythical beast mask, the base centred with a recessed medallion, applied with a translucent sage-green glaze suffused with a network of fine crackles
Galaxie Company, Hong Kong, prior to 1990.
The Grandeur of Chinese Art Treasures: Min Chiu Society Golden Jubilee Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 2010-11, cat. no. 100.
An incense burner of similar form and glaze, in the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, Xian, is illustrated in Zhongguo taoci quanji [Complete collection of Chinese ceramics], vol. 10: Yaozhou Yao [Yaozhou kiln], Kyoto, 1985, vol. 70, pl. 49. Compare also the incense burner from the Frederick M. Mayer Collection, sold at Christie's London, 24th June 1974, lot 39.